To level the playing field in the federal marketplace for Women Owned and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB/EDWOSB) to sell to the government, the federal government has established a 5 percent goal. Why should women take advantage of this unique opportunity, and what do you need to do?
In FY20, the government awarded 4.85% or $27 billion dollars in federal contracts to WOSB/EDWOSB. Women entrepreneurs left .15% of federal contracting opportunities on the table. To take advantage of the benefits of being certified as a WOSB or EDWOSB, you must get certified. This workshop will help you know what to do.
Meet our SBA Instructor
Nancy N. Alvarez, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist with the SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office will facilitate the workshop and will be available to answer specific questions on the certification eligibility and process.
Nancy serves as the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Dallas/Fort Worth District Office. She is instrumental in providing leadership, management and oversight to optimize the deployment of SBA’s Federal Contracting programs and serves the small business communities within a 72 county geographical area in North Texas. As the SBA’s Women Ownership Business Representative, she is responsible for increasing participation of women owned small businesses in Federal Contracting Programs and advocates to local Federal agencies on behalf of Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs).
Nancy graduated from Jacksonville University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor. She served on the Board of the City of Jacksonville, Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board and the Mayor’s Small & Emerging Business Advisory Council. Additionally, she served as an advisory board member in the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville’s first business incubator. Nancy is currently an advisory board member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Federal Agency Small Business Advocacy Council (FASBAC), a small business professional’s forum where federal agencies share, gather, and create ideas that promote small businesses’ interest and participation in the federal marketplace.