Women’s Business Summit Resources with the SBA and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center co-sponsored the 2022 Women’s Business Summit.

Hosted by Assistant Administrator Natalie Madeira Cofield, the two day virtual event on March 29th and 30th included power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and ‘Ask an Expert’ workshops that helped women business owners build, scale, and grow their businesses. We were especially honored to hear remarks from the Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris.

The Center was thrilled to join in this incredible inaugural event with the SBA celebrating Women Business Owners across America. Having a shared space to hear from these exceptional women and learn from each other was meaningful. The numbers are clear. Women, especially women of color, are starting businesses at faster rates than history has ever seen before. Recognizing the impact women entrepreneurs are creating to build vibrant, healthy, diverse economies across our nation gives us great optimism and confidence in all the opportunities that lie ahead.

We invite you to watch the videos of the incredible conversations that were had over those two days. We’re sure you will be as inspired as we were with the engagement and insights. The full agenda can be found here. Following the videos, you will find a list of links shared over the course of the two days, both in the chat and mentioned by the speakers.







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Links and Resources from the Women’s Business Summit:

Building an Equitable Recovery Framework for Women Entrepreneurs

Innovation and Investment

From Essential Worker to Essential Entrepreneur: CARE Economy Entrepreneurship Opportunities

The $100B Marketplace: Contracting Opportunities for Women-led Firms

Exporting & E-Commerce

Investment and Innovation Ask an Expert Session

Contracting and Certification Ask an Expert Session

  • Find more information about the women-owned small business (WOSB) certification at www.sba.gov/wosbready

Accessing SBA Resource Providers Ask an Expert Session

Exporting and International Trade Ask an Expert

Accessing Loans and Microfinance Ask an Expert

About Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center:
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a non-profit committed to growing inclusion and access for entrepreneurs worldwide. The Center meets the real time needs of entrepreneurs through educational programming and then shares its learnings with policy-leaders, capital allocators and academic institutions. Established with the support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, the Center has been a resource for more than 50,000 entrepreneurs since its inception in 2014, a majority of whom come from underrepresented audiences. For more information please visit: http://thecenter.nasdaq.org/.

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