Jovita Carranza Sworn in as 26th SBA Administrator for Second Tenure

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Jovita Carranza has been sworn in as the 26th Administrator of the SBA. This is Administrator Carranza’s second tenure at the SBA as she previously served in the George W. Bush Administration as Deputy Administrator from 2006-2009. The Trump administration nominated Administrator Carranza to lead the SBA while she was serving as the 44th Treasurer of the United States, and she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in an impressive bipartisan vote of 88-5.

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Just Released: NAWRB Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3, sheCENTER(FOLD) Dr. Alexis Crow

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Women in the Housing & Real Estate System (NAWRB) is pleased to announce the release of NAWRB Magazine Volume 8, Issue 3, Success of Women-Owned Businesses, introduces a newly revised Table of Content categories, including: Access to Capital; Real Estate; Profile; Diversity, Equality & Inclusion; Government; SHECenterfold; Business Ownership; Technology; Media; Aging Population; and Quality of Living!

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Women-Owned Businesses Received Under 5% of Federal Contracts in FY2018

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The National Women’s Business Council’s (NWBC) just released their 2019 Annual Report, titled,  “Advancing Women Entrepreneurs. Growing America’s Economy.” The report identifies three important initiatives and provides policy recommendations for the following: (1) improving access to capital for female founders, (2) encouraging more women entrepreneurs to start companies in STEM-related fields, and (3) removing obstacles for women business owners in rural areas. 

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WHER Chat: Many Women-Led Companies Are Finding Success in Texas


Inc. released a report listing the top 10 cities where women-led companies are most likely to succeed using data from this year’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing private U.S. companies and then ranking metros by the number of women-owned companies that are based there. Washington, D.C. takes the top spot, but three cities from Texas were ranked as the top cities for women-led companies. 

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Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month This October


October is National Women’s Small Business Month, dedicated to celebrating the contributions and successes of our nation’s women small business owners. Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the economy, as four out of 10 U.S. businesses are owned by women, according to the American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses 2018 report, and they comprise a total of 12.3 million firms. Let’s take a moment to celebrate the triumphs of women business owners and acknowledge the challenges they face.

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