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WIPP In Action - March 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Berry
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Women Impacting Public Policy

Sharing Facts About

Women Entrepreneurs

6 Facts You Need To Know

2020 marks the historic 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote. In an election year, it has never been more important to discuss the economic powerhouse of women entrepreneurs.


Kick off Women’s History Month with a celebration today, March 4th, at 2 p.m. ET by joining the , our monthly member webinar for WIPP Members. We'll be sharing updates, member spotlights, and voter education for all women businesses.


WIPP is always committed to making our members the center of our work. That's why we're excited to be discussing our infographic , which includes examples of current legislation and member action on important topics. Download this infographic to share with your community, your colleagues, and most importantly, your Members of Congress.


Want more advocacy, community, and education from WIPP? In the last two months, we have invited all our audiences to participate in our member services survey to better guide us as we are evolving as an organization. You still have time to and inform our strategic vision!

Every journey is different, and every membership matters. I hope you'll join us to learn more about what we're working on for all women business owners across the country.

Candace Waterman

WIPP President & CEO

CMMC is Moving Full Steam Ahead With or Without You

Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth Sullivan

The final model for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) (CMMC) came out earlier this year. So, what’s next for businesses?


Let’s talk certification. Now that version 1.0 of CMMC was released – the final version– DoD is moving full steam ahead.


The “accreditation body” has been formed, which is an independent, non-profit group that is responsible for developing the training and assessment standards for the certification. The next step in the certification journey for DoD is forming a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the accreditation body, which will outline the roles and responsibilities of each of the parties.


Finally, “accreditors” – of which there are none currently – will be responsible for evaluating businesses and assigning them a CMMC certification level. If all of this third-party stuff leaves you scratching your head, just know that DoD is outsourcing the accreditation of over 300,000 contractors with plans for substantial oversight.


Member Spotlight

JetCo Federal

This month's Member Spotlight features WIPP Member Sue S. Tellier, President 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 Meeting

Community Connection Webinar

Join us for our monthly member webinar to connect with other members, learn more about what we're working on, and enjoy a conversation with our Member Spotlight, Sue S. Tellier!


Today, March 4

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 AM PT


Policy Update

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 our policy priority on infrastructure improvements.


Wednesday, March 11

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 AM PT

The WIPP Connection

Where Is WIPP This Month?

Connections make our community stronger. It all starts with a simple hello.


Check our WIPP Connection column each month in this email update as well as on the WIPP In Action blog. Our goal is to ensure you have the information to join us where you are and make connections with WIPP leadership, staff, and other members!

We hope to see you sometime this month at one of these events:

1120 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1000

Washington, D.C. 20036



WIPP thanks our Corporate Partners:


Accenture | American Express | Comcast | EY | Intuit | L3 Technologies | Live Oak Bank | Lockheed Martin | Northrop Grumman | Pfizer | PhRMA | 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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