The Department of Navy is committed to providing assistance to Women-Owned
Small Businesses (WOSBs) to meet their needs in doing business
with the Navy. The Navy Small Business Program Office is determined
to reach its goal in helping the WOSBs to obtain prime contract
and subcontracting awards. WOSB community is breaking new ground
varies areas and are an integral part in the Navy’s continuous
effort in supporting our War Fighter with effective and innovative
products and services while they are serving to protect our homeland.
As defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, paragraph 2.101,
"Women-owned small business concern means a small business concern-
(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or,
in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock
of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations
are controlled by one or more women."
Contract Assistance to Women Business Owners (CAWBO) Program
The Women-Owned Business Procurement Pilot Program is an aggressive
initiative to assist in achievement of a five percent government-wide
goal for contract awards to small women-owned businesses. This program
aims to develop meaningful cooperation between SBA programs and other
federal agencies to ensure this goal.
A major goal of the program is to expand the available pool of women-owned
firms, as well as awareness of them, within the federal procurement
community. Through the pilot, the SBA pursues extensive outreach
to alert women-owned businesses to the opportunities in federal procurement.
Department of Defense Women-Owned Business Page
National Women Business Council
Office of Women Business Ownership (OWBO)
This office offers women business owners programs and services in
the following areas: pre-business workshops; technical, financial,
and management information; information on selling to the federal
government; access to capital; small loan programs; Women's Network
for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET); free Woman's Business Ownership
Small Business Administration’s Online Women’s Business
(Office of Women’s Business Ownership)
The SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership promotes
the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address
business training and technical assistance and provide access to
credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.
This site, created jointly by the U.S. Department of Labor and the
Small Business Administration, is a federal resource for targeted
information, registration for online programs, and networking opportunities
to help women entrepreneurs navigate the ever-changing business world.
American Business Women's Association (ABWA )
Association for Women in Management
Association of Women Professionals
and Professional Women, USA
Executive Women International
Federally Employed Women
Ms Foundation - The National Women's Fund
National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
NAFE is the largest women’s professional association and
the largest women business owners’ organization in the country.
The organization provides education, networking, and advocacy to
help members with their careers and their financial security.
National Association of Women Business
National Education Center for Women in Business
National Women Business Owners Corporation
Organization of Women in International Trade
The Service Corps of Retired
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a
nonprofit association that provides entrepreneurs with free, confidential
and email business counseling. Counseling and workshops are offered
at 389 chapter offices nationwide by volunteers who are experienced
entrepreneurs or corporate managers/executives. SCORE has numerous
resources available to women business owners, including free mentoring
and counseling, workshops and seminars developed for women entrepreneurs.
Chamber of Commerce
As the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues,
the USWCC is creating economic and leadership opportunities for
women by building a strong community voice, lobbying for you, and
providing programs and benefits to support the growth of our women
Women's Business Development Center
Women's Business Enterprise National
Global Business Alliance – Peer Counsel
Women Impacting Public
WIPP is a national bi-partisan public policy
organization that advocates for and on behalf of women in business,
strengthening their sphere
of influence in the legislative process of our nation, creating
economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other
Women Presidents' Organization
WPO is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents
who have grown their businesses to earn at least $2 million in gross
annual sales (or $1 million for service-based businesses).
Association for Women in Science
Financial Women International
Hard Hatted Women
National Association of Women in Construction
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), founded in
1955, has 5,900 members with more than 187 chapters in 48 U.S.
States and three Canadian provinces. NAWIC also has affiliates in
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In
its 48 years of service to its membership, NAWIC has advanced the
causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business
ownership to the skilled trades.
Women Construction Owners & Executives,
WCOE, conceived in 1983, promotes opportunities and
business for women-owned firms and policy-making executives in
industry. WCOE's member businesses include general contractors,
top-level policy-making executives, architects, engineers, construction
managers, subcontractors and other business women and professionals
related to the construction industry.
Women in Technology
Women in Technology International