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Recent reports and media coverage center on Healthcare Reform and Federal Contracting

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce reports on the largest opportunity loss for women business owners in history.

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REPORT: Women's Businesses Struggle for Market Share


WASHINGTON, DC/July 19, 2010 -- Today, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™ released an important report to Congress titled; Women’s Businesses Struggle for Market Share,” which finds, during a decade of strong growth in the number of women-owned firms, women’s revenue-based market share shrank ten percent.

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U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Releases Transformative Report on The Women-Led Economy™ and Announces Regional Meetings

Focused leadership leverages women’s powerful purchasing power to consummate women’s long path to economic leadership

USWCC Report: The Women-Led Economy
The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce released an groundbreaking report laying the foundation for a transformative new future for women as market leaders through The Women-Led Economy™.

This report challenges the conventional view of women primarily as employees and breadwinners within our families and calls upon women to take the lead by focusing our tremendous purchase power with women-owned firms, building our own economic resources and institutions, and working together as market leaders to advance our objectives.

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U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Calls on Congress to Support America’s Main Street through Comprehensive Financial Reform

“Joe the orthodontist” scare tactics serve Wall Street betting against America

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent articles published in many of America’s leading news outlets are laden with big business-funded talking points against financial reform that serve Wall Street’s ruthless exploitation of small businesses and every day Americans.

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce disagrees with the U.S. Chamber’s big business scare tactics regarding the benefits of a strong, independent Consumer Federal Protection Agency.  The U.S. Chamber would have small businesses believe that protecting the rights of bank and non-bank lenders to deceive, manipulate and bet against small businesses is good for the economy and good for our future – all evidence to the contrary.

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President Obama Recognizes the Role of Small Business in Economic Recovery; Takes Action to Improve Small Business Access to Federal Contracts

Today, President Obama issued a memorandum announcing strong steps for his Administration to learn how federal agency spending can be more fair and open to small business contractors, bring greater transparency to the contracting process and data, and act to invigorate federal spending with small firms.

Unfortunately, this announcement most likely comes as an early warning of sub-par FY 2009 achievement of small business federal contracting goals (this data has not yet been publicly released) and continued pressure by small businesses and trade association leaders to end the long standing failure of the federal government to assure a fair and open marketplace inclusive of small businesses including businesses owned by women, minorities, socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and service-disabled veterans.

Even if these steps are being taken now to lessen the impending bad news, we can be heartened by the seriousness of President Obama's response. As detailed below, Mr. Obama is bringing together a very senior level Task Force from a wide range of federal agencies and policy leaders to provide proposals and recommendations within 120 days, and is establishing within 90 days a website to bring greater accountability and transparency, allow for the oversight of the Federal Government's progress in small business contracting, and to bring improved collection, verification, and availability of Federal procurement data.

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Wal-Mart Faces Biggest Gender-Bias Case in U.S. History

>> Read the March 27, 2007 amicus curiae brief filed by the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the 1.4 million women of Wal-Mart who are eligible to be part of this claim.

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.female workers suing the retailer for discrimination won a ruling that said more than 1 million women employees can collectively pursue claims seeking back pay in the biggest gender-bias case in U.S. history.

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USWCC Supports Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Washington, DC, April 21, 2010 – Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce spoke at a press conference in the Capital in support of strong Wall Street Reform.

“Small business owners are major stakeholders in our nation’s bid to reform the ruthless and deceptive practices of Wall Street that have devastated our small businesses, our families and our communities. The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and our over 500,000 members, call upon Congressional leaders to serve the interests of the American people — not the interests of Wall Street lobbyists.

We call upon Congress to enact comprehensive financial reform that will stop shadow banking, stop unscrupulous betting against American families and businesses, stop institutions from becoming so intertwined and large that they are privileged as ‘too big to fail,’ and stop undue influence within our governmental oversight by the very firms we seek to oversee.  We cannot let Wall Street executives kill the reforms that are needed to prevent the next calamity.

Members of Congress — America’s Main Street needs you to act on our behalf today. Pass strong, comprehensive financial reform, including the creation of a truly independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency.”  Read entire statement.


USWCC | Update - 16 April 2010


- Webinar:  The Women's Federal Procurement Program
- Webinar:  Making the most of USWCC | Community 360
- New:  USWCC | Council of Business & Financial Advisors
- Meeting:  Defense Logistics Agency - Access to Contracts
- Meeting:  US Dept of State 2010 Small Business Procurement Fair
- Meeting:  National Small Business Contracting Summit - South Central (TX) 

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Slide Presentation on the Women's Federal Procurement Program

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce has provided a slide presentation on the proposed rule for the implementation of the Women's Federal Procurement Program.

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