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TO BUSINESS, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:
NAWBO: Women's Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National
Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is expressing their
support of a mark-up scheduled this week on H.R. 2432, "Women's
Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013." The legislation,
sponsored by Representative Velazquez (D-NY), seeks to amend the Small
Business Act with respect to the procurement program for women-owned
small business concerns.
"Women own 8.6 million businesses across the country, employing over
7.8 million people and generated $1.3 trillion in sales as of 2013,"
said Billie Dragoo, the National Board Chair and Interim CEO of
NAWBO. "Female entrepreneurship has skyrocketed, increasing nearly 60%
since 1997. It is therefore appropriate to examine the current federal
procurement program to ensure women are being fairly represented. We
applaud Representative Velazquez for bringing this important issue to
The House Small Business Committee will hold a mark-up of "Women's
Procurement Program Equalization Act of 2013" on Wednesday.
About NAWBO@ Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women
Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic,
social and political spheres of power worldwide by: strengthening the
wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic
development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative
and effective change in the business culture; building strategic
alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy
and influencing opinion makers. Learn more at www.nawbo.org.
Media Contact: Joy Lutes NAWBO Public Policy email@example.com
SOURCE National Association of Women Business Owners
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