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WIPP In Action - July 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Berry
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Women Impacting Public Policy

Better Together

President's Message

Our shared experience with this global pandemic has shown our community is better together today than we have ever been before. As we reflect on the first six months of this year, I invite you to join our conversation on what the rest of this year -- and the future -- holds for us.


Join the entire WIPP team on to hear a recap of what we've accomplished and to get an exclusive preview on the opportunities we are working on for the rest of 2020.



With more than a dozen different advocacy efforts over the first part of the year, we are still working toward ensuring women and minority business owners are heard in recovery efforts.

  • Up Next: Congress is in recess this week, but expect more information on another stimulus package and pushing for blanketed PPP forgiveness. Read for more.


Our membership has never been stronger! Thank you to our Board, our Leadership Advisory Council, and our returning members. Thank you to a host of new members who are joining their voices with ours to drive sustainable change.

  • Up Next: Our Intersectionality Series webinars this month tackle our community conversations from the lens of regional opportunities and national partnerships. below.


With more than a dozen free webinars available to the public, we are also offering exclusive member education this summer. We welcome our members and the larger community to access our online catalogs.

  • Up Next: Join us on Wednesday, July 22 to learn more about the exciting upcoming changes to the WIPP Education Foundation.


Five Reasons to Support Advocacy Now More Than Ever

WIPP Works In Washington

If you have been attending WIPP’s Intersectionality Series on COVID-19, it should be pretty obvious that WIPP is on top of Congressional and federal agency actions related to the pandemic that continues to plague us personally and professionally. Not as evident, perhaps, is the role of advocacy beyond reporting the latest news.


In our monthly blog post, we give you five reasons why your support for WIPP is important:

  1. There’s More to Come
  2. If You’re Not at The Table, You’re on the Menu
  3. Interpreting Federal Actions Requires Context
  4. Access to Decision-Makers Requires Consistent Attention
  5. A Combined Voice is Far More Effective Than One Voice

Webinar: Monday, July 13

Intersectionality Series - July 13

As the road to recovery becomes more centered on regional resources, collaborating across sectors will be key to finding the opportunities and facing the challenges for small businesses. In this free webinar, regional business leaders discuss how their organizations are working to provide critical resources for businesses to sustain success and grow during these unprecedented times.


Monday, July 13

2 PM ET / 1 PM CT / 11 AM PT



  • Sandra Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO-DC), Washington, D.C.
  • Phala Mire, President, Women's Business Enterprise Council - South (WBEC-South), New Orleans, LA
  • Marquita Thomas, Executive Director, Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC), Los Angeles, CA

WIPP Webinar Catalog

WIPP Education Platform

The WIPP Education Platform (WEP) is a WIPP Member benefit offering education, programs, and opportunities to women-owned businesses across the nation.


Each training offers high-level content and speakers on topics designed to immediately increase your business profitability and security.

Ongoing GovCon Education

ChallengeHER Webinar Series

ChallengeHER offers a digital catalog of free on-demand webinars. These webinars provide fundamentals of federal contracting anytime, anywhere. Use these webinars to build a solid foundation for entering contracts and maintaining business.

National8(a) Offers Member Discount

National8a Membership Discount

WIPP Members can become a member of the National 8(a) Association with a special discount. Partnership and collaboration is critical to a solid business eco-system, we invite you to take advantage of this offer as you build a successful resource circle.


National8(a) membership offerings include valuable discounts and educational resources that will appeal to anyone currently interested in minority supplier diversity, government contracting, corporate procurement, matchmaking, and more!

Walmart Open Call

Walmart is calling for small businesses and U.S. manufacturers that have a shelf ready, innovative, new item at the great value that Walmart customers are looking for. Applications are due by August 10.


Walmart’s Open Call is an exciting and unique opportunity for selected entrepreneurs to meet virtually face-to-face with Walmart buyers and potentially get their product in the hands of millions of customers. Open Call event provides information to potential suppliers and gives businesses of all sizes from across the nation a chance at the big break they’ve been looking for.


MCCC Conference


Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) will host the Virtual Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference next month.


The schedule includes keynote speakers and breakout sessions across several days:

  • August 5: 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
  • August 6: 8:00 am - 2:20 pm
  • August 12: 8:00 am - 1:45 pm
  • August 13: 8:00 - 10:00 am (Matchmaking Only)

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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WIPP Community Connections - October 2020

WIPP Advocacy Update - November 2020

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