The National Women’s Business Council Partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration and UPS to Deliver July 22, 2020 Webinar

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Webinar Titled “Emerging Opportunities in Trade for Women Entrepreneurs” is Part of NWBC’s New #WebinarWednesday Series

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"The pandemic has fundamentally changed the economic landscape in which small businesses operate. Now, more than ever, women business owners and entrepreneurs are looking for innovative ways to pivot and grow their enterprises,” said Nina Roque, Executive Director, NWBC.

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a non-partisan, federal advisory committee, is partnering with UPS for an in-depth conversation between Council Member Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council; Maria Luisa Boyce, Vice President of UPS Global Public Affairs; and Loretta Greene, Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade (OIT), The U.S. Small Business Administration. They will discuss emerging opportunities for women business owners and entrepreneurs in international trade.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 1:00– 2:00 PM EDT. You can register at this LINK.

"The pandemic has fundamentally changed the economic landscape in which small businesses operate. Now, more than ever, women business owners and entrepreneurs are looking for innovative ways to pivot and grow their enterprises,” said Nina Roque, Executive Director, NWBC. “For that reason, we are so proud to be partnering with SBA and UPS to deliver a message of hope during this unprecedented time. Together, we want to encourage women business owners to seek opportunities in digital commerce and exporting.”

NWBC's #WebinarWednesday is a monthly, multi-series webinar that serves as a platform for women entrepreneurs and business owners, to connect them to key advocates, experts, and useful resources that can help bolster their knowledge and skills and elevate their entrepreneurial potential. At NWBC, we will continue to prioritize this challenge and strive to make inroads for women-owned businesses in starting and growing their business. The Council regularly convenes women business owners and entrepreneurs from across the country to connect their voices to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

“The U.S. Small Business Administration is tasked with helping small businesses grow their revenue and sales, which impacts the U.S. GDP. We are very much looking forward to taking advantage of trade opportunities for women in business with NWBC,” said Loretta Greene, Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade (OIT), The U.S. Small Business Administration. “For example, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a ground-breaking achievement for U.S. small businesses, and women-owned businesses can benefit from these new commitments and grow their companies through trade with our neighbors.”

“The coronavirus pandemic has brought about significant challenges for small businesses, but exporting and diversified supply chains can help companies come through this crisis and be better prepared to mitigate future disruptions,” said Maria Luisa Boyce, Vice President of UPS Global Public Affairs. “UPS is proud to work with organizations like the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) and government agencies such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) to equip entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow their businesses.”

About the National Women’s Business Council
The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory committee created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. To learn more, please visit: http://www.NWBC.gov

About The U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit http://www.sba.gov.

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Fortune magazine’s Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at http://www.ups.com or pressroom.ups.com .

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