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***CANCELED*** SBA Houston Summit for Women Entrepreneurs. Due to the pending close of the government SBA officials will be unable to be here. We apologize for the inconvenience.

April 13, 2011

Join the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance and the U.S. Small Business Administration for thie half-day program as we discuss ways to support women business owners and entrepreneurs as key contributors to our nation's economic recovery.

Event Details

Event Time:
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Event Location:
Houston Community College
3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

HOuston summit for women entrepreneurs



This summit will...

  • Set priorities and explore business challenges facing Houston area women entrepreneurs.
  • Promote dialogue among the women's business community
  • Provide networking opportunities for women business owners


Among the discussion topics...

  • The Small Business Job Acts of 2010
  • The Women's Procurement Rule



Ana Recio Harvey

Assistant Administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership, U.S. Small Business Administration




Yolanda Garcia

Regional Administrator, Region VI





12:00 pm to 12:30 pm          Registration
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm            Welcome
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm              Panel:  State of Women Entrepreneurship
                                                    Moderator:  Ana HarveyAssociate Administator, SBA
                                                     Panelist: Shirley Brooks, Accion
                                                                    Roberta Skeebo, UHSBDC
                                                                    Dinna Lo, Unitex Bag
                                                                    Luz Carreno, Hispanic Women's Network of
                                                                    Beth Shapiro, SCORE
                                                                    Audrey Gilbreath, Gilbreath Communications
                                                                    Marilyn Harris, Harrland Healthcare Consulting
                                                                    Jackie Broussard, The Great Ideas Company
2:00 pm to 2:15 pm                                     Break
2:15 pm to 4:00 pm                                     Break Out Sessions
4:00 pm to 4:15 pm                                     Break 
4:15 pm to 4:45 pm                                     Report back to Group
4:45 pm to 5:00 pm                                     Closing Comments                                                  


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