Women’s History Month … Seminars & Info For Businesswomen

March is Women’s History Month


The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

This week’s SBA enews is all about resources for women in business!  See below for links to seminars, webinars and great links to information!

SBA Hosts Online Events for Women Entrepreneurs During Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, SBA is hosting a series of online events that highlight women in business and we want you to join the conversation! Here’s what’s happening through the rest of March:

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InnovateHER: Weaving New Stories for Women’s Lives

The topic of this year’s Women’s History Month is Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives. Erin Andrew, assistant administrator for women’s business ownership, discusses this and InnovateHER, a business challenge in partnership with Microsoft, that is focused on innovative products and services that make women’s lives better.

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SBA Helping to Boost Women’s Small Business With New Online Learning Tool

SBA’s support to women entrepreneurs continues to grow. We recently launched a partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, leveraging their DreamBuilder online learning program that is designed for women entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small business.

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Google Hangout – Women in Small Business: A Conversation with the SBA

If you missed last week’s Google Hangout, not to worry! You can watch the Google Small Business Community’s chat with Erin Andrew, Assistant Administrator from SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, on YouTube now!

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Connect With A Women’s Business Center

Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) provide counseling, training and networking opportunities for women across the United States and its territories. With a network of nearly 100 educational centers, women around the country can receive tailored assistance to help them start and grow their small businesses. WBCs seek to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.

> Connect with a Women’s Business Center Today

About Women’s History Month


*Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”  Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

*From the Law Library of Congress’ guide to the legislative history of Women’s History Month.

Executive and Legislative Documents

The Law Library of Congress has compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to Women’s History Month.


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