Celebrating a Victory for Women-Owned Small Businesses
Posted by egehl on February 22, 2011
Women have come a long way not only in the workforce, but also starting their own small business to develop their entrepreneurial goals. However for many women small business owners, they’ve had to face too many hurdles to realize the success they set out to achieve. Thankfully that’s all about to change.
On October 7, 2010, the U.S. Small Business Administration published a final rule effective February 4, 2011, aimed at expanding federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). For more information check out the Small Business Administration website.
This is a great victory for women-owned small businesses! This rule will open up long overdue avenues to give women the access and opportunity they need and want to expand their business through federal contracting.
To celebrate this momentous development, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) will be hosting a lunch next month in honor of 11 years of work to finally make the WOSB Federal Contract Program a reality.
The event will celebrate the establishment of the program and thank everyone who has worked over the past decade to allow this to come into fruition.
The lunch will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 from 12pm – 2pm at the J.W. Marriott Hotel located at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW in Washington, DC.
This event is also a great way to kick off and commemorate Women’s History Month, which takes place in March.