The free ChallengeHER North Puget Sound event will educate attendees on growth opportunities in government contracting as well as how to participate in the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program. Additionally, business owners can sign up to participate in Contract Connections – one-on-one meetings with procurement officials, government buyers and large prime contractors.
ChallengeHER is a national initiative designed to promote the WOSB Federal Contract Program, bring more women-owned firms into the federal government’s supply chain and provide an avenue for government agencies to meet qualified women-owned small business contractors.
ChallengeHER is a joint initiative from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express OPEN, the small business division of the financial services company.
A sample of confirmed agencies participating at the event include:
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Navy – Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center
DoD – Defense Contract Audit Agency
Washington State Department of Transportation
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
*Registration begins at 8:00 AM
Snohomish County Robert J. Drewel Building
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201
EVENT/TICKET INFORMATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challengeher-north-puget-sound-everett-tickets-21096061889
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this month that the federal government met its goal of awarding 5% of federal contracts to women-owned businesses (WOSBs) for the first time in history. This is a huge milestone for women entrepreneurs – and for those that are newer to government contracting, now is a great time to get started.