Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), partnered with the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) and American Express OPEN, is proud to officially announce ChallengeHER, a new initiative designed to strengthen and promote the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program.
ChallengeHER will offer events and workshops and access to an online curriculum, mentoring opportunities and government buyers with a goal to provide women entrepreneurs with knowledge and connections to help them successfully compete in the government marketplace. WIPP hopes this endeavor will enable more women business owners to take advantage of contracting opportunities so they can strengthen their businesses and help propel the success of the WOSB program.
April 23rd, WIPP launched ChallengeHER at a luncheon that included Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the SBA, who announced the initiative and their partnership, and praised WIPP for thier continued leadership. The audience boasted over 250 women business owners, political representatives and members of the media. Notably, they received coverage in The Washington Post.
Hope A. Lane, CPA, leads Aronson LLC’s Government Contract Consulting Practice with over 20 years of broad-based experience in the government contracting arena. She assists clients in all areas of government contract-related financial compliance and contract administration.