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Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracts
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Women Owned Small Business Program (WOSB)

Upcoming Policy Events & Training Calendar

Upcoming Webinars and Events:

  • Give Me 5: The Fast Track to a Facility Clearance

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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    • Give Me 5: Taking Advantage of a Post Award Debriefing
      Wednesday, January 28, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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      • Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a- Introduction
        Wednesday, February 12, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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        • Give Me 5: Doing Business with the USDA
          Wednesday, February 18, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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          • Give Me 5 Construction: The Fundamentals of the FAR, Part 2: The Source Selection Process
            Wednesday, February 25, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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            • Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a – Fine Tune Your Pricing
              Wednesday, March 4, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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              • Give Me 5: Navigating the SAM Registration Process by Understanding Key FAR Provisions
                Wednesday, March 11, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                • Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a – Optimize Your Marketing Strategy
                  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                  • Give Me 5 Construction: The Fundamentals of the FAR, Part 3: Debriefing and Protests
                    Wednesday, April 5, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                    • Give Me 5: Get Financials in Order
                      Wednesday, April 15, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                      • Give Me 5 Construction: Bonding and Liens
                        Wednesday, April 29, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                        • Give Me 5: Establish Excellent Recruiting System
                          Wednesday, May 6, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                          • Give Me 5 Construction: Defending Against Protests
                            Wednesday, May 13, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                            • Give Me 5: Make Teaming Your Business Culture
                              Wednesday, May 27, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                              • Give Me 5 Construction: Negotiation Tactics for Women
                                Wednesday, June 3, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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                              • Give Me 5: The Essential Ingredient of All – Relationships!!
                                Wednesday, June 17, 2015 * 2:00 PM Eastern
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Small Contractors Improve Competition Act! Sponsor: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Click Here to read H.R. 1481. Click Here to for additional explanation.

Final Rule Issued on Contractor Minimum Wage

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We Did It! Sole Source Authority is set to pass Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)!

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Final Rule Issued on Contractor Minimum Wage

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WIPP Heads to Capitol Hill with over 250 Women Business Owners to Participate in Senate Hearing

Senate Committee on Small Business Releases Report on Barriers to Women Business Ownership

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VIDEO: Women are an Economic Force in Global Economy


For more information, please contact Lin Stuart at LStuart@wipp.org

About Give Me 5

The Give Me 5 Program, named after the 5% federal contracting goal for women-owned businesses, was created by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express OPEN to educate women business owners on how to apply for and secure federal procurement opportunities.

About WIPP

WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7million businesswomen including 78 business organizations. WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and provides a collaborative model for the public and private sectors to increase theeconomic power of women-owned businesses. Visit www.wipp.org.