SBA Women's Business Summit  - March 28 - 29, 2023

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SBA Women's Business Summit - March 28 - 29, 2023

SBA's Second Annual Women's Business Summit will convene those in-the-know about opportunities to advance women's entrepreneurship.

By SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership

When and where

Date and time

March 28 · 8:30am - March 29 · 1pm PDT



About this event

  • 1 day 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

In honor of Women's History Month, SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership and the National Women's Business Council invite your to attend the 2nd Annual Women's Business Summit.

Please join the Office of Women's Business Ownership of the Small Business Administration, the National Women's Business Council and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center for power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business.

Please note the Summit's fireside chats, keynotes, panels, and Ask an Expert sessions will take place virtually from March 28-29, 2023.

We will regularly update the event page and registrants' virtual attendee pages with speaker announcements and the schedule as we get closer to the event.

We look forward to engaging with you throughout the Summit!

Currently scheduled panels, workshops and chats include:

She Works Smart for the Money: A Best-Fit Approach to Accessing Capital

Women are the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country but obtain capital at disproportionally lower rates than their male colleagues. Women of color are even less represented in obtaining venture capital or business loans. This panel will highlight programs and organizations to support increasing access to capital for women owned small businesses for both main street businesses and high-tech startups.

Moderator: Nicola Corzine, Executive Director, NASDAQ Entrepreneurship Center


  • Maria Palacio, CEO of Progeny Coffee
  • Terriekka Cardenas, CEO of Perceptive Engineering & Construction
  • Carolyn Rodz, CEO of Hello Alice
  • Yuliya Tarasava, Co-founder/COO of CNote

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs—Supporting Equity, Uplifting the Small Business Sisterhood

This panel will feature entrepreneurs who are actively prioritizing and building equity into their own business models. Panelists will discuss strategies and identify best practices, sharing how these trailblazing women—market- and changemakers—are not only bringing novel products and services to diverse consumers, but also contributing to their communities by providing jobs, community-based co-working, innovation “safe spaces” to improve supports for a growing sisterhood.

Moderator: Tene Dolphin, Executive Director, National Women’s Business Council


  • Jaime Gloshay, Co-Founder of Native Women Lead and NWBC Council Member
  • Gizelle George-Joseph,COO for the Global Investment Research (GIR) Division at Goldman Sachs
  • Nicole Cober, Founder of the BOW Collective and Principal Managing Partner of Cober Johnson and Romney
  • Marla Bilonick, President & CEO of NALCAB

Making HerStory: HBCUs Strengthening Women Entrepreneurs in Underserved Communities.

The impact of HBCUs extends beyond the students they educate. They are economic engines that support the communities in which they are located. This panel will discuss how HBCUs spur economic development and with the support of SBA support women entrepreneurs.

Moderator: Donald Malcolm Smith, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Women’s Business Ownership


  • Bobbie Knight, President of Miles College
  • Dr. Felecia M. Nave, President of Alcorn State University
  • Roslyn Clark Artis, President of Benedict College

Fireside Chat with SBA Resource Partners

Women entrepreneurs are supported by a unique support network of organizations and resource partners. This fireside chat will focus on the ways in which SBA resource partners are working to provide on-the-ground support to women business owners and opportunities to leverage these resources to support business growth and development.

Moderator: Donald Malcolm Smith, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Women’s Business Ownership


  • Corinne Goble, CEO of the Association of Women's Business Centers
  • Bridget Weston, CEO of the SCORE Association

For those who missed last year's Women's Business Summit or who are interested in getting an idea of what this year's Women's Business Summit will look like, be sure to check out the videos below.

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