Women in Business Roundtable – Jasmine Alcantara, USWCC Innovation & Performance Award Winner

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Analysis of Small Businesses by Gender, Ethnicity, Industry & Region derived from the 2012 U.S. Census Survey of Business Owners, was reported in the Wake-Up Call Report, and found a number obstacles to growth facing women business owners which dramatically impact business revenues and profits. And these struggles translate into massive opportunity losses for business owners, their employees, families and communities.

The statistics show:

  • Women own 9.9 million U.S. firms representing 35.76% of all U.S. firms
  • Women-owned firms produce only 4.23% of all U.S. revenues.
  • The failure of women-owned firms to produce revenues commensurate with our male counterparts creates an annual opportunity loss of over $10 trillion dollars.
  • 70% of women-owned firms have annual receipts of less than $25,000.
  • Only 10% of women-owned firms have employees

And for women of color, the number are far worse!

As we continue to address some of these issues, we are announcing the 2017 Women in Business Roundtable Web Series. This forum for discussion on business growth will provide women with the ability to learn from those who have overcome obstacles to grow their firms.

Join us on the second Tuesday each month at 1:30pm Eastern to hear from 2017 USWCC Women Contractor Award Winners. This interview series will highlight the struggles and successes of each Award Winner which ultimately lead to her business growth.

This Month’s Guest

Jasmine Alcantara, Owner,  JLA Group


Jasmine Alcantara is an independent consultant with more than 20 years of experience within the Federal Government and across a diverse set of industries including health care, insurance, financial services, pharmaceutical and real estate.  Jasmine is an established expert in the areas of project and change management and has presented innovative management approaches at multiple, internationally-based symposia such as EVM World and the SNEC-PMI Annual Conference.  As a result of her work, she was awarded the DHS Science and Technology Undersecretary Award for Outstanding Contractor Achievement.

In 2013, Jasmine founded JLA Group, an SBA 8(a) and US DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certified, Minority- and Women-Owned Small Business, to help her clients accelerate sustainable solutions for strategic, management and technical issues at a competitive price point. JLA Group provides a wide range of consulting and advisory services such as strategic planning and communications, project management, change and performance measurement, acquisition strategy and execution, and proposal and grant development. JLA Group’s clients achieve desired outcomes such as cost savings, faster cycle times, increased stakeholder satisfaction, greater discipline in management/fiscal/acquisition processes as well as an overall higher level of safety, health, and other measures of quality.  As a result, the Firm has forged long-term relationships with several clients who continue to seek its advisory services.

Jasmine holds a B.S in Biology and an MBA from the University of Connecticut as well as a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.  She has PMP, Prosci Change Practitioner and Scaled Agile certifications.

Date & Time

Tuesday, August 8, 2017. 1:30 – 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

Registration & Fees

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This meeting is Complimentary to Advocate, Business and Supplier level members. The fee for Individual members is $35*.
*Payment includes an Advocate membership for anyone who is not currently a paid membership.