Women In Business & Industry



Follow Us

Find us on FacebookFind us on LinkedInFollow us on TwitterSubscribe to our NewsletterAdd our RSS Feed

Font Size

Change Font Size

Bipartisan legislation to create windfall for women-owned businesses

Thumbs Up for the Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2012New legislation could make it easier for women-owned businesses to win federal contracts, driving revenue and creating jobs at a critical time of economic recovery.

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2012, bipartisan legislation to enhance the Small Business Administration's (SBA) women-owned small business contracting program. 

To help put women-owned firms on a level playing field with other socio-economic groups (e.g. HUBZone, 8(a), and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses), the legislation proposes two notable changes: Eliminating a restriction on the dollar amount of a contract that women-owned small businesses can compete for, and allowing for receipt of sole source contracts (i.e. non-competitive contracts) when circumstances permit. 

Add Your Voice

Submit an article to our online magazine and website.

Add your event to our Job Fair Calendar

Upload a job posting to our Career Search Engine

Find Jobs

The companies seen here are specifically hiring people with your talents, background, and skills.

Check out our job postings and list of participating employers to find your perfect career today.

Become a Partner

If you'd like to advertise with Women In Business & Industry, and to learn more about the benefits of equal opportunity recruiting, visit EqualityMagazines.com

Our Diversity Family