National Women's Business Council Releases FY 2017 Annual Report on Women Entrepreneurs

Last Updated on Dec 7, 2017 at 9:28am | Business Resources

The National Women’s Business Council is pleased to share with you the Council’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017: Accelerating The Future Of Women Entrepreneurs – The Power of the Ecosystem.

This year, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) celebrates 29 years of advising the White House, U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues of impact and importance to women business owners. The NWBC  has convened the best intellect and experience to address challenges that faced women business owners and leaders in 1988 and that still face women in 2017, and it has executed the most ambitious research portfolio in the Council’s history. It has also contributed important information on private markets, expanded the definition of necessity entrepreneurship for a business origination, redefined an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem framework, and piloted a regional solutions lab model, helping women business owners succeed. As NWBC looks ahead to changes in industry, markets, and labor, all champions of women’s business ownership are invited to join the NCBW in accelerating the policy of tomorrow, meeting the needs of women entrepreneurs in the economy of the
--A review of the Council’s research findings and presentation of policy recommendations;
--A summary of actions taken by the Council, key stakeholders, and other parts of the entrepreneurial ecosystem that have impacted
   women business owners; and
--A look ahead to new research agenda that the Council will pursue for Fiscal Year 2018.
Read and download the NWBC's FY 2017 Annual Report:  Accelerating The Future Of Women Entrepreneurs – The Power of the Ecosystem,

In conjunction with the release of its FY 2017 Annual Report, the NWBC will be hosting its December 2017 Public Meeting today at 2:00 p.m. ET. The public meeting, which will take place via webinar and conference call, will offer an update on NWBC's research and engagement activities in the first quarter of FY 2018, a glimpse at highlights from its FY 2017 Annual Report, and a keynote from a representative of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
If you are interested in tuning in, it is not too late! The conference begins at 2:00 p.m. ET; you may join 10 minutes prior. 
To participate – please follow these instructions:
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Step 2: Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer. If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using 0255586# or Find an Alternate Number.
You can also join the conversation online using #FutureofHerBiz on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.