The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce gives voice to the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, we work with and for our members to grow successful businesses and careers.
The Women’s Chamber helps women start and build successful businesses, gain access to government contracts, grow as leaders and prepare for a secure retirement. We work to advance government policies that underpin Women’s Economic Priorities — a positive economic environment with policies, budgets and leadership that support women as students, workers, mothers, breadwinners, caregivers, business owners, retirees and policy leaders. We work to transform the economics of the business and labor markets and dismantle barriers that stifle sustainable business and economic growth. We support and advance these priorities every day and thank our many members and partners for their support.
The U.S. Women’s Chamber remains staunchly “non-captive.” We’re sponsored by the interests, aspirations, and needs of our members — not by big corporate sponsors who would moderate our voice or blunt our independent work. This independence powers our ability to always say and do what is right for our members.
Women-led. Progress for all.
Margot Dorfman, CEO
USWCC | Recent Highlights
|Access to Capital||WomensBusinessLoans.org Launched: Lending Club and U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Partner to Help Women-Owned Businesses Access Affordable Credit [Press Release]|
|Federal Contracting||Battle Won: After months of advocacy by USWCC members and leadership, Congress acted to require the Small Business Administration to verify the ownership status of women-owned small businesses participating in the WOSB/EDWOSB federal set-aside program to assure the women’s contracting program benefits those for whom it was intended. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Senator Maria Cantwell stepped up for women. The NDAA FY 2015 also added sole source opportunities to the women's federal contracting program.|
|Workplace Rights for Women||U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce files amici curiae brief (friend of the court) with the Supreme Court in support of Peggy Young's Claim against UPS (Young v. United Parcel Service. This is an important case in support of the rights of pregnant workers.|
|Political Leadership||Launch: U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce launches I Vote for Women. By effectively focusing our leadership, political giving and votes -- we will push past the tipping point and finally breakthrough the status quo.|
|Economic Priorities||Report: The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce details Women's Economic Priorities including details of women's economic condition, issues, needs and priorities.|
|Federal Contracting||Report Published: Accountability in Contracting: The Integrity of Federal Women-Owned Contracting Program At Risk; Thousands of Self-Certified Firms May Not Be Eligible for Set-Asides|