Media Availability for ChallengeHER

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Contact: 
Mark Gibson

ATLANTA  –  The U.S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce ChallengeHer Atlanta, July 29th, 2015.  ChallengeHER will offer events and workshops and access to an online curriculum, mentoring opportunities and government buyers with a goal to provide women entrepreneurs with knowledge and connections to help them successfully compete in the government marketplace. 

ChallengeHER is a national initiative designed to promote the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program, bring more women-owned firms into the federal government’s supply chain, and provide an avenue for government agencies to meet qualified women-owned small business contractors.

At the free ChallengeHER Atlanta event, attendees will receive valuable advice from successful small business contractors and government officials and learn about how they can participate in the WOSB program. Additionally, business owners can sign up to participate in Contract Connections – one-on-one meetings with procurement officials, government buyers and large prime contractors. 

Ms. Erin E. Andrew, Assistant Administrator, Office of Women’s Business Ownership U.S. Small Business Administration will be host a press conference at the event.  

For more details interested media please contact Mark D. Gibson, mark.gibson@sba.gov or Angel Davis, 404-331-0100 Ext 216 to make a reservation and gain entrance.  

WHAT:  Press conference 

WHENWednesday, July 29, 2015 - 9:00 amWHERE:  Georgia State University Student Center (Large Ballroom), 33 Gilmer Street SE, Atlanta, GA