Lisa Kaiser Hickey | NAWBO

Lisa Kaiser Hickey

Testimony on SBA Proposed Rules on Set-Aside Program

Guest Author: 

(January 1, 2008) On behalf of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®), its 9,000 members and 80 chapters across the country, we strongly oppose the recent Small Business Administration proposed rule regarding federal contract opportunities for women-owned businesses. NAWBO believes that this proposed rule lacks any acknowledgment of the strength of the more than 10.4 million women business owners within the United States today. Instead, these rules gut the more than decade-old Congressional mandate designed to ensure that women business owners have access to five percent of federal contract spending.