Our Mission - Why We Exist!

The Center for Women's Business Research provides rigorous data-driven knowledge that advances the economic, social, and political impact of women business owners and their enterprises. We do this by setting the global agenda; creating insight on the status and achievements of women business owners; altering perceptions and practice about the economic viability and progress of women-owned enterprises; and defining the driving awareness of the economic and social impact of this vital business sector.

KEYBANK lends $3 BILLION TO WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES, surpassing goal ahead of schedule

KEYBANK lends $3 BILLION TO WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES, surpassing goal ahead of schedule
Key4Women Program a Strong Supporter of Business Growth

CLEVELAND, February 27, 2012 - KeyBank has surpassed its goal to provide $3 billion in loans to women-owned businesses by April, 2012 three months ahead of its target. Key's achievement included loans to businesses of all sizes. To read full story: Click Here

Update from the Chair - Fall 2011

Update from the Chair - Fall 2011
Patricia G. Greene, CWBR Board Chair

Thank you once again to all participants in our latest W-Biz Insight survey. October is our regular month for the bi-annual Key Bank Confidence Index and we'll be back to you shortly with results.

Please note our NEW FEATURE of our website - the Research To Action blog. In order to advance our mission of providing data-driven knowledge, we welcome our CWBR Action to Research Correspondent who will regularly review a current research project and share thoughts on how this can actually be used by business owners, service providers, policy makers, and so forth. Our first blog focuses on that old but enduring beast - fear of failure.

Two particular congratulations are in order this month as well. The WIPP conference provided a great venue for talking about the hard policy issues facing women entrepreneurs and the 5th Annual Springboard Enterprises Winners' Circle Awards Dinner was a celebration of success and role models for us all.

Check out new business ideas for women that don’t exist yet.

It's going to be a big finish to 2011 for CWBR. Please watch for our release of our first global report in partnership with GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor). We'll also release the latest version of our Key Fact Cards - first time with global numbers! And finally, we'll close out the year with a December 7th event to launch the next stage of our Accelerating the Growth of Businesses Owned by Women of Color.

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W-Biz Insight

W-Biz Insight
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W-Biz Insight is your pathway to adding your voice to CWBR's data-driven knowledge. It is a way to share your experience and learn from others while informing both practice and policy for women entrepreneurs.

Meet our Corporate Sponsors

Meet our Corporate Sponsors
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We are extremely grateful to all our corporate sponsors and thank you for your ongoing support for women entrepreneurs. For information on how to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Karen Wynn, CWBR Executive Director, at .

A Special Thank you to WPO

A Special Thank you to WPO
As a non-membership organization, CWBR is always grateful for partnerships and support. Thank you very much to WPO for their donation this year and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

Our Academic Partner

Our Academic Partner
CWBR and Howard University share an MOU to create educational opportunities for women of color business owners in the communications and media industries. Please stay tuned for opportunities to participate in the Washington, D.C. area.


 
 
   
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