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SBA Administrator Isabel Guzmán at the summit presentation. Photo: @SenatorCardin.

The Second Annual Women's Business Summit is here

The White House event happened between Monday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 29.

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Closing out Women's History Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosted its Second Annual Women's Business Summit from March 27, 2023 to March 29, 2023. It's a two-day hybrid gathering featuring virtual panels, expert workshops, and small talks to help women-owned small businesses build, scale and grow.

Hosted by local and regional hosts, who will also conduct in-person lounge/listening sessions, the Second Annual Women's Business Summit was held in collaboration with the National Council of Business Women and co-sponsored by the Nasdaq Entrepreneur Center, Wells Fargo, and the Association of Women's Entrepreneurial Centers.

At last year's summit, which brought together women entrepreneurs and thought leaders from across the public and private sectors, more than 27,000 participants joined the SBA's inaugural session, which highlighted the Administration's resources, offerings, and its partners.

“The economic empowerment of women is an investment in the future of our country. When we improve the economic situation of women, we improve the situation of families, communities and our entire nation,” Vice President Kamala Harris wrote on Twitter.

The speakers

  • SBA Administrator Isabel Guzmán
  • Donald Malcolm Smith, acting assistant administrator of the SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership.
  • Tene Dolphin, executive director of the National Center for Women in Business
  • Nicola Corzine, executive director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Click here for more information.

Registration open for National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

The SBA and SCORE, mentors to America's Small Businesses and SBA resource partner, also announced that registration for the 2023 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit is now open.

“Providing support to small businesses through education, networking, and mentorship is what SBA and SCORE do best. This annual event has become a cornerstone of National Small Business Week, attended by thousands of entrepreneurs across the country,” said Christina Hale, SBA associate administrator for Communications and Public Liaison.

This year's NSBW Virtual Summit will feature educational workshops hosted by event co-sponsors, access to federal resources, and networking.

The online event, with free registration, will take place on May 2-3, 2023.

“In this rapidly evolving climate for small business owners, SCORE is proud to partner with the SBA on the 2023 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit. This summit offers incredibly valuable information, tools, and resources to American small business owners at no cost and in an accessible virtual environment. We look forward to connecting with thousands of entrepreneurs and supporting them on their journeys to success,” underlined Bridget Weston, SCORE CEO.

To register, visit the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit registration.

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