Washington, D.C. —Today, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) CEO Jen Earle met with White House leaders, including Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond, to discuss the needs of women business owners. The dialogue included aspects of the American Families Plan that would support women business owners and other legislative areas that NAWBO supports, including infrastructure investment. Following the meeting, NAWBO was pleased to see the White House announced a bipartisan infrastructure plan with Senate Democrats and Republicans. We believe that working together and across the aisle is imperative to supporting America's women business owners. We look forward to working with Congressional leaders to advance this important legislation.
"I told the White House today how women business owners are still in need of help," said NAWBO CEO Jen Earle. "Our most recent survey showed that 43 percent of women business owners are still in need of additional government grants or tax breaks. We also discussed the ever-present need for affordable, reliable broadband all across the nation from the rural areas to the ever-increasing prices in urban areas."
In a recent Gusto-NAWBO report, half of the women business owners said that better broadband or internet service would allow them to grow their business in the future. As Congress puts pen to paper on the infrastructure legislation, we hope the final language includes significant investment in broadband which is critical to the continued growth of women-owned businesses.
Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest-growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth. To learn more, please visit www.nawbo.org.