Anna Harvey, SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, will speak with small business owners from the Pacific Northwest to address the critical challenges facing women in business. Women Entrepreneurs in Oregon and Washington State make significant contributions to their economies. Oregon and Washington have 88,317 and 137,394 women-owned firms respectively. The last U.S. Census showed women-owned firms contribute $2.8 trillion dollars annually and employ 23 million people directly and indirectly. Women business owners are major contributors and players in the overall economy.

WHAT: SBA will host a Women’s Entrepreneurial Summit for women business owners, leaders and government experts to address the critical challenges, opportunities and public policy measures needed to move the women’s business agenda to the next level.

The summit serves:

* Set priorities and explore business challenges facing women Entrepreneurs

* Promote dialogue among the women’s business community.

* Guide national policy recommendations for Congress and the Executive Branch

* Provide networking opportunities for women business owners

WHO: Anna Harvey, Associate Administrator Office of Women’s Business Ownership

WHERE: Renton Technical College

3000 NE 4th Street

Renton, Washington

WHEN: March 5, 2011 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM

Registration is required for this free event:

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