ChallengeHER 2015 Series Launches with SBA Administrator

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Please join the Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy and American Express OPEN as they launch the 2015 ChallengeHER series.

ChallengeHER is a national initiative designed to promote the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program, bring more women-owned firms into the federal government’s supply chain, and provide an avenue for government agencies to meet qualified women-owned small business contractors. 

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will speak at the free Washington DC ChallengeHER event and help educate female entrepreneurs about how they can participate in the WOSB Program as well as provide resources and knowledge about doing business with the government. The half-day event will feature panel presentations on how to work with Federal buyers and Planning for Federal Contracting.

WOSB’s have a unique opportunity to:

  • Participate in Federal Contracting 101 and WOSB program workshops.
  • Get contracting advice and learn about resources in your local community.
  • Receive updates on current Procurement Policy and the WOSB Program.
  • Hear insightful real-life success stories from women business owners.
  • Network with peer mentors and other WOSB and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) firms working in your field.


Monday, May 11, 2015

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration begins at 8:00 AM


U.S. Small Business Administration

409 3rd St., SW, (corner of 3rd and & D)  Eisenhower Conference Room, Washington, DC

SBA is located at the Federal Center SW metro station via the orange, blue or silver lines.  Several parking garages are also available near 3rd & E Streets SW, within walking distance of the building. Please bring a government-issued identification and plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early in order to clear security.  We expect a large group and all participants must pass through the security check point.

EVENT/TICKET INFORMATION: The event is free but advance registration is required. Please register at:

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