Strengthening the Voice for Women in Business in Our Nation’s Capital
At the heart of WIPP’s activities in our ongoing work with our membership on the issues most effecting women owned businesses. Through policy and advocacy briefings and trainings, WIPP has established a national network of informed and active business owners working with their elected officials. No major American corporation would function without a government affairs office and WIPP is proud to represent the interests of Small Business in Washington. Many opportunities exist to partner and support WIPP.
How We Work:
WIPP Instant Impact Teams
With nearly 30 regionally-located and grassroots-focused advocacy teams organized around the country, WIPP can mobilize policy advocates instantly, nearly anywhere. Focused on reinforcing the messaging delivered by our advocacy team in Washington, these groups are trained and on the ground, ready to support the economic interests of small business.
WIPP Annual Survey and Research Projects
WIPP produces one major and several smaller, more issue-focused surveys annually to gauge the key interests, priorities, and concerns of women business owners. The results, paired with the work of our Issue Committees (Procurement, Healthcare, Taxes and Energy) and consensus from our partnering organizations form the basis for our policy directives.
Washington, DC Small Business Advocacy Team
The backbone of WIPP’s structure is our Washington, DC-based Government Relations team which represents the interests of women-owned small business. Working on behalf WIPP and our 45+ coalition partners, our advocacy team has built strong relationships with Congressional leaders, the campaigns, and the White House and has become one of the most trusted resources for policy input from women-owned business.
WIPP Educational Teleconference Series
WIPP produces several educational teleconferences annual to educate and train women business owners on issues, how these issues affect their businesses, and new business growth opportunities. In 2008 WIPP has held calls and training sessions on Federal Procurement topics such as Meet the Federal Agency, How to Register on the CCR, How to Market to the Federal Government, etc, Healthcare, Access to Capital, Telecommunications, Supplier Diversity and advocacy training.
WIPP Meetings and Events
WIPP hosts, partners on, and speaks at several major meetings each year. For 2009 WIPP is planning on hosting two to three regional issues meetings as well as our annual Conference. These meetings serve as opportunities for women business owners to gather, to learn, and to take action on specific policy initiatives and programs.
For more information on Sponsorship, please contact Jason Lalak at JLalak@wipp.org or 888-488-WIPP.