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WIPP In Action - Special Edition

Thursday, March 26, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Women Impacting Public Policy

The Next Six Weeks

WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman

I hope this message finds you, your family, and your business safe and well. My thoughts are with those directly affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including essential personnel called to serve during this time of crisis.


As part of our pivot to address challenges felt immediately by all our stakeholders, WIPP began offering free weekly Monday webinars at 2 PM ET on .


In addition to our ongoing programming over the next six weeks, WIPP commits to provide up-to-the-minute policy news; funding updates from our partners at corporations, strategic partner organizations, and public agencies; and a topic of importance for our small business community each week. These webinars are free and open to the public, and we welcome audience questions. Register for next week's webinar, which will focus on .


WIPP is also debuting our ACE HelpDesk, a multi-dimensional group of experts and resources who provide WIPP Members assistance with questions and basic challenges relevant to business policy, federal contacting, and private sector contracting. Email to learn more.


In this special edition of the WIPP In Action update, we hope you have a chance to see the tangible advocacy, community, and education benefits we will bring to the small business community during this challenging time. Please check for updates, and do not hesitate to reach out to me for assistance.

Guidance for Federal Contractors

Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth Sullivan WIPP Advocacy Team

Thank you again to WIPP Members and stakeholders who responded to our quick call for action to sign our last week on specific legislation for government contractors.


Multiple documents have been issued – and expect more in the coming days – with guidance for agencies and contractors on how to operate with the disruptions from COVID-19.


Read our on the latest from agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Defense (DoD); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); and USAID.


Make sure to check for ongoing business resources.

This Friday: Join Call with SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza

Call with SBA Administrator

Join WIPP and the Small Business Roundtable for a live web event with SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza on COVID-19’s economic impacts and the SBA’s targeted relief efforts for the nation's small businesses.


Administrator Carranza will discuss the needs of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners during the economic fallout resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. The event is limited to 3,000 attendees, so register today!

Join Us This Monday.

Every Monday. Every Week.

COVID-19 Webinars

Every Monday during this challenging time, WIPP will be hosting webinars on The Intersectionality of COVID-19 and the Small Business Community.


Join us Monday, March 30 with special guests:

  • Barbara (Barb) Carson, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Courtney Fairchild, President & CEO, Global Services, Inc; Vice Chair, WIPP Board of Directors

Hear up-to-the-minute business policy and funding information from Capitol Hill and tips for leading and engaging teams in the social distancing era. This webinar will be moderated by WIPP President & CEO Candace Waterman and will feature the WIPP Advocacy Team. We welcome questions from the audience.

Wednesday, April 8

April Policy Update

The monthly WIPP Policy Update webinar offers insight on our ongoing WIPP Policy Priorities, important advocacy issues to consider, and what Congressional action directly affects your business.


Join us on Wednesday, April 8

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 AM PT


This webinar is a WIPP Member Benefit, and it addresses our goal to strengthen our advocacy efforts and encourage action at the local, state, and federal levels.

Wednesday, April 15

WIPP April Community Connection

The monthly WIPP Community Connection is our time to celebrate successes, learn about our member businesses, and welcome all our new voices.


Join us on Wednesday, April 15

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 AM PT


This webinar is a WIPP Member Benefit, and it addresses our goal to strengthen our community engagement and encourage connection with each other.

Wednesday, April 22

WIPP Education: Succession Planning

As business continuity remains front-and-center in the wake of the COVID-19, join WIPP Member Michelle Kantor to discuss how making any corporate changes including taking on additional investors or partners, succession planning, exit strategies, granting stock options, third-party loans, and allowing the wrong investors to acquire ownership interests can seriously compromise WBE, DBE, WOSB, SDVOSB and/or SBA 8(a) certifications.


Join us on Wednesday, April 22

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 AM PT

This webinar is free to WIPP Members. Non-members can register for $25.


This webinar is a WIPP Member Benefit, and it addresses our goal to help our members scale their businesses, connect with decision makers, and access resources in the federal contracting landscape.

Wednesday, May 6

ChallengeHER Webinar

Bid protests are increasingly common in federal government contracting. WIPP Member Michelle Kantor will discuss the difference in protest types, timing for protests, and common reasons to protest.

Webinar Catalog

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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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