It’s a Big Deal to Be a Women-Owned Small Business

By Barbara Weltman

While businesses are barred from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of sex, the federal government does give a little edge to businesses owned by women. Under the law, the federal government has a goal of awarding 5 percent of its contracts to women-owned businesses that have received certification. In fact, in the government’s fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, the SBA reported that the government actually awarded 5.05 percent of prime and subcontracts to women-owned businesses totaling $17.8 billion. Continue reading It’s a Big Deal to Be a Women-Owned Small Business

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Booz Allen Hamilton’s Problem Solvers Campaign Celebrates Women of Color in STEM Careers

While the names and enormous accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson were left out of history books, these brilliant African American women are now getting the recognition they deserve with the release of the blockbuster film “Hidden Figures” in 2016. Continue reading Booz Allen Hamilton’s Problem Solvers Campaign Celebrates Women of Color in STEM Careers

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