Today the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is expressing support for the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act. The bi-partisan legislation, sponsored in the U.S. House by Representative Carolyn Maloney and in the U.S. Senate by Susan Collins, seeks to establish a comprehensive women’s history museum to collect, study and commemorate the many contributions women have made to our country.
NAWBO National was founded in 1975 to serve as the first advocacy organization for all women business owners. Now women own an estimated 11.6 million businesses employing nearly 9 million people and generating nearly $1.7 trillion in revenues, according to the 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express.
“We are proud to support this legislation. It is an important step forward to ensure that, as a nation, we honor those women who have played important roles in helping our nation progress economically, culturally, politically, and socially,” says Kathleen Warnick, NAWBO National board chair. “This year marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark legislation, the Women’s Business Ownership Act, commonly referred to as H.R. 5050. We can think of no better time to permanently recognize all the achievements by women in our nation’s history than 2018. We look forward to supporting the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act as it moves forward.”
Click here to read NAWBO’s white paper on the 30th anniversary of H.R. 5050.
Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America’s more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO develops programs that help navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of their business growth.
To learn more, please visit www.nawbo.org.