TITLE

THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS OWNERSHIP ACT OF 1988 TWENTY YEARS ON: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

AUTHOR(S)
Weeks, Julie R.; Almeida, Ann Marie; Barton, Margaret; Fuller, Erin; Martin, Gwen; Riebe, Mary; Vazquez, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
USASBE Conference Proceedings;2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Paper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Women's enterprise development in this country was ignited with the passage of the Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988. This landmark legislation included four major directives: 1) expanding the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to include equal access to business credit for women, 2) mandating expanded coverage of the women-owned business population in the quinquennial economic census, 3) establishing the National Women's Business Council, and 4) piloting a "demonstration project" of women-focused enterprise training which has led to over 100 women's business centers operating across the country today. To commemorate the impending 20th anniversary of this legislation, this workshop will lead an interactive discussion of the important achievements in the women's enterprise movement during the past 20 years, and the important challenges that still need to be addressed going forward.
ACCESSION #
31131645

 

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