NAWBO Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee

Aug 4, 2018 | Uncategorized

NAWBO member Loreen Gilbert weighs in on workflex legislation.

Washington, D.C. July 24, 2018—This morning, Loreen Gilbert, President of WealthWise Financial ServicesNational Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) member, and former NAWBO National Board Member, provided testimony to the U.S. House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, Pensions. The Subcommittee chaired by Congressman Tim Walberg held a hearing entitled, “H.R. 4219, ‘Workflex in the 21st Century Act’.” 

“Standardizing flexible work arrangements and paid leave will enable employees to strike the work-life balance they desire and gives employers the certainty of being in compliance. Best of all, this legislation is voluntary at both the employer and the employee level,” explained Loreen Gilbert in her testimony.

“Through ‘Workflex,’ we can encourage greater employer adoption of paid leave and flexible work options. And by simplifying regulations, we can embrace the changes that are taking place around us, adjusting the workplace in line with the values of today’s employees,” continued Gilbert later in her testimony.

To view the hearing in its entirety, please click here.

In addition, earlier this year in April, Gilbert also authored a piece, “Now is the Time for ‘Workflex in the 21stCentury,” where she expressed her support for H.R. 4219. You can read the article here.





Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 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  

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