Women's History Month

"As a leader, it's a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow." - Himanshu Bhatia


Every March, SBA celebrates women entrepreneurs and highlights resources, funding and training available to women-owned small businesses.

Women-owned businesses propel our economy forward

  • In the past five years, total employment by women-owned businesses rose 8%, 1.8% for all other businesses (NAWBO)
  • 5.4 million firms are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S. (NAWBO)
  • In 2020, women-owned businesses executed 344,000 contracts across the U.S., with 4,591 contracts specifically providing critical COVID-19 support (performance.gov)
  • In 2021, 1.1 million of all businesses were owned by women (Census.gov)

Upcoming events

The SBA regularly hosts online training events on a variety of topics for the new or seasoned small business owner. 


To provide the best possible resources to women-owned businesses, SBA collaborates with federal and non-federal partners to help small businesses grow, expand, and recover.

Here you'll find information on how to start or improve a business, how to apply for funding, and how to find government contracting opportunities. 

Ascent: elevate your business

Ascent Learning

A free platform for women entrepreneurs looking to grow or improve their business.


If you have questions about SBA's programs and services, you can directly contact your nearest SBA District Office. SBA District Offices offer counseling, training, and business development to help you start and grow your business. 

Last updated August 29, 2023