Weeks, Julie R.; Almeida, Ann Marie; Barton, Margaret; Fuller, Erin; Martin, Gwen; Riebe, Mary; Vazquez, Elizabeth
January 2008
USASBE Conference Proceedings;2008, p1
Conference Paper
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.


Related Articles

  • PLANS Topic 379 Women-Owned Small Business Program and Government Contracting. Ragland, Vincent // Chicago Citizen - South End Edition;11/3/2010, Vol. 43 Issue 39, p7 

    The article reports on the final rule for expanding federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small business (WOSBs) that was published by the U.S. Small Business Administration that will be effective on February 4, 2011 in the U.S.

  • One Step Closer Towards Realizing the Vision. Rimualdo, Ralp // Business Credit;Apr2004, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p6 

    Highlights developments in the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). NACM Board's creation of a strategic plan for the organization; Core mission of NACM; Development of the NACM Resource Library; NACM's "Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws"; Benefits of the resource library.

  • Balancing the scales.  // Westchester County Business Journal;7/12/2010, Vol. 49 Issue 28, p4 

    In this article the author focuses on the passage of bills to address the disparity study which found that the state of New York has been exclusionary to the detriment of minority and women-owned businesses, to ensure fairness and transparency and enact tougher reporting for prime contractors.

  • NACM Applauds Senate On Passage Of Bankruptcy Bill.  // Business Credit;Apr2005, Vol. 107 Issue 4, p6 

    Reports that the National Association of Credit Management commended the passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 in the U.S. Specific legislative provisions; Impact on small business reorganizations; Implications on business credit and credit management.

  • Finally, Some Good News From D.C. for Small Biz. Toth, Simone // San Diego Business Journal;04/19/99, Vol. 20 Issue 16, p14 

    Focuses on developments related to small business firms and retailers in and around San Diego County, California, current as of April 19, 1999. Includes United States Congress' review of a series of laws that would help women entrepreneurs get better access to capital; Mail Boxes Etc.'s plan to...

  • Help for women who want to start their own business.  // Westchester County Business Journal;03/30/98, Vol. 37 Issue 13, p38 

    Focuses on New York Assemblywoman Naomi Matusow's introduction of a legislative package designed to help women who want to start or expand a business. Goal of making information on business incentive programs more available to women- and minority-owned businesses; Decentralization of loan...

  • Minimum wage debate pits movie star against business. Hoover, Kent // Buffalo Law Journal;5/10/2004, Vol. 76 Issue 38, p15 

    Presents updates on legislative issues in the U.S. as of May 10, 2004. Debate between small-business owner Mike Fredrich and movie star Ben Affleck on the issue of minimum wage; Selection of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership by the Kennedy School of Government as one of the finalists for...

  • Clinton failing on pledge to woman biz owners. Neese, Terry // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);07/28/2000, Vol. 47 Issue 30, p38A 

    Discusses the United States federal government's failure to comply with the 1994 Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act which requires all federal agencies to reach a 5% goal in awarding contracts to women-owned businesses. Progress of 21 federal agencies in meeting their small business...

  • Gov's groundbreaking legislation. Arinde, Nayaba // New York Amsterdam News;4/15/2010, Vol. 101 Issue 16, p1 

    The article reports on the introduction of the minority- and women-owned business (MWBE) bill by Governor David Paterson which is intended to increase the utilization of minority and women-owned business enterprise underwriters for state debt offerings in New York. The MWBE plan of Paterson...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics