|With Candice Bennett, Liz Cullen & Bev Gray of WPEO-DC|
The Small Business Administration's Women in Business Champion is awarded to an individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women’s business ownership. They appreciated my years of service commitment to businesswomen, at the regional, national and international levels.
Top business leaders who were my nominators appreciated the value of my contributions including as partner and educator with Women Impacting Public Policy, volunteer and speaker for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and WEConnect Canada, and leader of special programs on government contracts for the National Association of Women Business Owners.
|Judy interviews Bridget Bean about the new 8(m) Program|
for Women As Veteran Entrepreneurs Conference
I am deeply humbled to win this award, not least because the Washington DC area is home to so many of the nation's top public and private sector advocates for businesswomen. There are a lot of very accomplished, smart women who do a LOT It's an extraordinary honor to be chosen as the torch-bearer for women in business in this region. SBA's choice of a procurement expert as 2011 Women in Business Champion underscores the importance of the new 8(m) program right now.
Government contracts can make -- or break -- a thriving business, and can really hurt a fragile one. The new 8(m) program opens the door to women business owners for high growth government business. My passion remain strong: to give all business owners the tools and support they need to make good decisions on that road to government contract success.
Couldn't do it without JJ! He'll join me -- and I hope some other friends will too -- for the award ceremony May 11th at a 3 pm at the Women in Military Service to America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.
For more info or to register, visit http://www.sbadcawards.com.