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WIPP and The Florida 8(A) Alliance Establish Strategic Partnership

Tuesday, February 9, 2016  
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For Immediate Release                                                                         

WIPP Contact:

Lynn Bunim







Washington, DC (February 8, 2016) –  Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and Florida 8(a) Alliance announced a strategic partnership that will allow both organizations to strengthen their ability to advocate for women business owners and work together to help their members experience positive business growth. Both WIPP and Florida 8 (a) Alliance will collaborate on educational programming and public policy activities to provide women business owners doing business with the government with resources they need to succeed.

 “We are very excited to establish a partnership with Florida 8 (a) Alliance. This alliance will allow us to join together to assist women business owners working in the government contracting arena,” said Kristie Arslan, WIPP executive director. “Collaboration is key to creating a collective voice for women in business that allows all of us to help women achieve continued economic independence and business success.”

The Florida 8(a) Alliance was established to strengthen, train, educate, and promote 8(a) and small business firms in Florida by strengthening the relationship between federal customers, prime contractors and the 8(a) business program.  Promoting a strong network of entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Florida and providing education to business owners to grow, prosper and mentor each other are key aims for the organization. 

“The Florida 8(a) Alliance believes that partnering with organizations such as WIPP assists women business owners and strengthens the small business community especially in the defense industry.” stated Stephanie Landing, Florida 8(a) Alliance executive director.    “We look forward to participating and creating new educational opportunities to benefit women in business”.


About WIPP

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a nonprofit, membership organization working to increase the economic power and public policy clout of women business owners by providing business skills education, leadership opportunities for business and personal growth, and a seat at the table amongst policymakers in Washington, D.C.  Founded in 2001, WIPP is recognized as a national, nonpartisan voice for women entrepreneurs, advocating on behalf of its coalition of over 4 million businesswomen including 78 business organizations. For more information, please visit


About Florida 8(a) Alliance

The Florida 8(a) Alliance is a Florida based a 501(c)(3) public charity, with a mission to strengthen, train, educate and promote 8(a) and other small businesses. The Florida 8(a) Alliance is devoted to education and entrepreneurship and is open to all small businesses to include (Veteran-owned, Woman-owned, Minority-owned, Hubzone). The Florida 8(a) Alliance is a leading federal contracting consortium providing resources through state wide conferences, workshops, one-on-one mentoring with experienced industry business consultants, monthly newsletters, and monthly webinars focusing on federal government opportunities. Join us for our 5th Annual Federal Contracting Conference, June 2016, in Orlando, FL! For more information, please visit our website at or send an email to





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