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WIPP In Action - December 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Berry
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Women Impacting Public Policy

Saving the Best for Last

Small Business Saturday

WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman joins NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and women business owners to ring the closing bell on November 29, 2019.

There is a saying in the golf community: It isn't just how you drive, it's how you arrive. As we start the culmination of 2019--the end of not just another year, but another decade--we at Team WIPP are starting to realize this is one year for the record books.


Our flourishing grassroots community, with a central heartbeat network of our WIPP Members, continues to showcase how women entrepreneurs are pivotal to the growth of our national economy. It has been a year when the hashtag #womenleaders meant more than ever before.


This was front and center last weekend, as our team celebrated Small Business Saturday, including ringing the closing bell at Nasdaq last Friday. This week our team is wrapping up our work on the , 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.


From the local and regional engagement to our off-the-charts advocacy accomplishments on Capitol Hill, despite the partisan uphill battle, learning to be an effective advocate is a gift that keeps on giving. Please read and look forward to next week's 2019 Holiday Recess Guide, where you can take action to ensure your legislators know what is important to women business owners.


Let There Be Peace On Earth

Ann Sullivan

Ann Sullivan WIPP Chief Advocate

With the holiday season in full swing, 2019 comes to a close and our advocacy wraps up for the year. Looking back on the year, our policy accomplishments have been at record levels.


Despite all of these successes, there is an undeniable tension here in Washington and we are not immune to it. It has never been harder to be bipartisan and even the simplest requests become complicated by politics far beyond the subject matter at hand.


Putting that frustration aside, we continue to believe that our democracy is the greatest in the world and the men and women who are elected to represent their districts and states come with the purpose of making the world a better place. Although we cannot control the news cycle nor the partisan wrangling that confronts us every day, we push forward knowing that the WIPP mission is worth fighting for.


My wish for this holiday season is a song written in 1955 which asks for peace on earth. As the words so wisely state – it begins with each one of us.


Small Business Saturday

Events on Small Business Saturday

“We are thrilled to report that shoppers are increasingly making a conscious effort to Shop Small and support their local communities, and over the past 10 years consumers reported spending an estimated total of more than $120 billion at small businesses on Small Business Saturday.” - Elizabeth Rutledge, Chief Marketing Officer at American Express

Managing Your LinkedIn Content

LinkedIn Webinar

Join us for the final episode in our Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business series, which will focus on how to form a content strategy for your personal LinkedIn profile.


Led by WIPP Director of Marketing & Communications Laura Berry, featuring diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown and WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman, this one-hour webinar will discuss examples of consistent scheduling, inclusive language, and measurable actions for attendees to implement immediately.

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:


Wednesday, December 11


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



ChallengeHER in-person workshops are free events open to the public and are presented in our classic format to network, schedule match making meetings, and learn more about strategies for winning business with the U.S. Government.


Upcoming events:


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

San Juan, Puerto Rico


Policy Webinar

WIPP Policy Update Webinar

Join us this month on our Policy Update Webinar to learn more about 2020 federal funding updates, contracting trends, and the importance of advocacy actions over the holiday recess.


Wednesday, December 11

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 PM PT

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, December 18

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 PM PT


Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

This month's Member Spotlight features WIPP Member Cynthia (Cindy) Towers, 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.

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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