Round-Table Action Planning: Public Policy

  • 50 /50 in entrepreneurship in Arizona would add 91,000 more jobs and $105.2 billion to our state economy (Census, 2013).
  • Women entrepreneurs have higher levels of innovation than their male counterparts (Harvard Business Review, 2013).
  • An increase in the number of women in business leadership positions is correlated with increased business returns and payout ratios (Kaufmann Foundation, 2015).

Boston, New York City, Washington D.C.: What do all of these cities have in common? A thriving ecosystem for female entrepreneurs with multiple resources committed to the growth of women owned firms.

What was a key ingredient in the growth of these ecosystems? Local politicians and regional champions advocating for women owned businesses and our significant economic and social impact on communities.

Now more than ever, local leadership matters. Leaders need to know the hard evidence that shows a strong, economically vibrant city requires the growth of women owned firms. Working side by side, to develop specific action steps to develop a economic vibrant future for PhXX. We are talking policies, not politics. 

Questions we will discuss:

Who should we reach out to?
What can local government do?
What do we need to advocate for women owned firms to thrive?
What is the best way to communicate to local leaders and what can they really do in #PhXX?  

Join us as we create a strategy to leverage our efforts to work more with local officials and government leadership.

This event is designed for networking leaders, program coordinator and women business owner who are interested in taking action to move female entrepreneurship through advocacy.

Friday, April 14th, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
515 East Grant Street, Suite 150, Phoenix AZ 85004
Phoenix, AZ

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowered-phxx-round-table-action-planning-local-leadership-outreach-tickets-29339065936

Examples of government lead initiatives in other states:

Boston: http://we-bos.com/
NYC: https://we.nyc/ and the recently announced lending program: http://fortune.com/2017/03/23/new-york-women-entrepreneur-founder/


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