The SBA’s 2022 Women’s Business Summit is Fast Approaching
In honor of Women’s History Month, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will host it’s 2022 Women’s Business Summit on March 28-30. It will include virtual panels, “Ask an Expert” workshops and fireside chats. In-person salon/listening sessions will be held by local and regional hosts. The goal is to help women-owned small businesses grow and thrive.
The event will be held by the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) in co-sponsorship with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. Established in 1979 in response to an executive order, the Office of Women’s Business Ownership has encouraged women entrepreneurs to be active participants in the economy. It is specifically aimed at those who have been historically under-served or excluded.
Women have made great progress in growing businesses and jobs throughout the past few decades but challenges still remain. The SBA recognizes the significance of creating opportunities for women. In October of 2010 the SBA launched a summit series focused on women entrepreneurs that started with a kickoff event at the White House.
Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administrator of the SBA, will be presenting the Summit. Guzman previously served as Director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. In this role she served as the voice of small business and innovative startups in the 5th largest economy in the world. Guzman and her team connected entrepreneurs in every community with the necessary resources.
Natalie Madeira Cofield, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, SBA, will be speaking as well, along with a representative from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and other notable speakers and business leaders that have not yet been confirmed.
Previous speakers have included Rola E. Chami, Diane Winston, Sonia Alvelo, Kasey Corsello and others.
The 2022 Women’s Business Summit will present women entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to be successful within their businesses.Last modified: March 7, 2022
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