Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman on Women’s History Month 2022 | Your money

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Washington, March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzmanhead of theUS Small Business Administration (SBA)and the voice of America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, released the following statement to commemorate Women’s History Month.

“As we begin Women’s History Month 2022 theme women who care and promote hope, I pay tribute to our incredible women caregivers and carers and think of all the women entrepreneurs in all sectors who for generations have raised their children, their families and their communities thanks to their creativity, ingenuity and commitment to the common good.

At the SBA, we are committed to supporting our women entrepreneurs who have held our nation together throughout the pandemic, and today we are helping to spur our historic economic growth. We want to ensure that women entrepreneurs can get their businesses financed and access SBA’s strong networks so they can take advantage of market growth opportunities to build resilient businesses. That’s why I raised the SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownershipto report directly to me, so that I can ensure that supporting women entrepreneurs remains a priority. Through this office over the past year, we have invested nearly $70 million to support our network of Women’s Business Centers, creating a strong and vibrant ecosystem focused on unique strengths and needs. of Women Entrepreneurs made up of more than 140 centers in every state. in the countryside. And, to support women of color, who are leading the way in building small businesses, we’ve doubled the number of Women’s Business Centers at HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions.

The path of entrepreneurship has opened doors and provided opportunity and financial independence to strong, visionary women throughout American history. President Biden, Vice President Harris, and I believe in investing in women entrepreneurs not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because that investment has paid off time and time again for America. . In honor of all the pioneering female entrepreneurs on whose shoulders we stand, we will continue to fight to ensure that every female entrepreneur has the opportunity to chart her own path and achieve her dream of becoming a business owner. »

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