SBA Administrator Outlines Help For Women Entrepreneurs
29 Sep 2021
The number of women entrepreneurs grows to unprecedented levels and shows no sign of stopping, as the younger generations eschew their reliance on corporations for lifelong employment and as immigrants, who are risk-takers by nature, start their own businesses.
To mark Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, the SBA hosted an online “fireside chat” featuring SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman on August 26.
The SBA Administrator outlined her agency’s resources for women small business owners to survive and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including SBA's Women’s Business Center network of 136 centers located across the country. The mission of these centers is to empower female entrepreneurs through advocacy, outreach, education and support. Through the management and technical assistance, entrepreneurs — especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged — are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.