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WIPP In Action - November 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019  
Posted by: Laura Berry
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Women Impacting Public Policy

Get Ready for

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Every day, WIPP is on Capitol Hill advocating for federal policies and legislation that benefit women-owned and minority-owned businesses. But most small business, like politics, is local. Each year, WIPP leverages our grassroots origins to help celebrate local business owners across the nation.


On November 30, we ask you to join us in celebrating the 10th annual ®, backed by American Express.


Founded in 2010 by American Express, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become a holiday shopping tradition dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses.


Since 2011, WIPP has been a part of Small Business Saturday by leading the Small Business Saturday Coalition, an always-growing grassroots network of more than 600 national, state, and local associations across the country and in U.S. territories that support strengthening local economies through the Shop Small® Movement.

Regulatory Rigmarole:

The Devil Is In The Details

Ann Sullivan

Ann Sullivan WIPP Chief Advocate

Advocacy comes in all forms. While the WIPP Advocacy Team focuses much of our attention on Congressional action, our work with agencies, especially SBA, is every bit as important. Staying vigilant on all fronts is critical to all businesses, large and small.


As a WIPP Member, you probably already know more than the average person about regulations that impact small business owners – regardless of whether they are proposed, interim-final, or final rules. But, you probably don’t know exactly what that means or how they get to those stages in the first place.


WIPP has commented on a number of important proposed rules on a variety of issues. By commenting on proposed rules, WIPP has the ability to shape the outcome of the regulation. The devil is in the details, so this stage of advocacy is, in many cases, as important as passage of the law.

WEP November 14 Webinar

Match Making


ChallengeHER has a new opportunity for attendees through American Express® Contract Connections! These events offer matchmaking meetings with buyers through a virtual setting via video or audio.


Upcoming Opportunities:


Thursday, November 14

Wednesday, December 11


Sign up today for the opportunity to meet one-on-one with decision makers from government agencies and large corporations.

Policy Webinar

Membership Orientation Webinar

As a small business owner, it is essential to understand how federal legislation and regulations affect your business so you can effectively prepare.


Wednesday, November 13

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 PM PT


Join us this month on our Policy Update Webinar to learn more about 2020 federal funding updates, contracting trends, and the impact of the recent state and local elections.

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

This month's Member Spotlight features WIPP Member Denita R. Conway President & CEO of .


Each month, WIPP highlights a member who has leveraged WIPP membership to grow their business, engage with elected officials, and/or elevate the mission of WIPP and the visibility of women-owned businesses.

Member Webinar

Membership Orientation Webinar

Join us for our monthly webinar to learn more about our vision, membership benefits, ways to engage, and the path to WIPP leadership!


Wednesday, November 20

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 PM PT


National Veterans Business Week

National Veterans Business Week

During , the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners—past, present, and future.


SBA Deputy Associate Administrator Barbara Carson, a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, will be speaking at our ChallengeHER event in Huntsville tomorrow and on supporting women veterans on their business ownership journey.


Opportunity to Nominate Women Business Leaders

Enterprising Women

This is your last chance to nominate yourself or others for the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award! Apply today if you are interested in receiving international recognition for the outstanding work you do as a woman-owned enterprise and a leader in your community.



The Class of 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Winners will be recognized at the 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, March 29-31, 2020 at the Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach, Florida.


1120 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1000

Washington, D.C. 20036



WIPP thanks our Corporate Partners:


Accenture | American Express | Comcast | Intuit | L3 Technologies | Live Oak Bank | Lockheed Martin | Northrop Grumman | Pfizer | Southern California Edison | Southwest Airlines | Verizon | Walmart


WIPP is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations. .


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