Women's History Month Events & Resources


Illinois District Office - March 2022

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Special Event: How to Get Certified As a Woman-Owned Small Business

WOSB Resources


Happy Women's History Month!

Join us Monday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about the Women-Owned Federal Contracting program. To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting program.

Joining the WOSB Federal Contracting Program makes a business eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program.

Bring your questions to this dynamic event! There will be time for Q&A.

Please email darrah.perryman@sba.gov if you have any questions about this event. Monday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m.


Events This Month

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8(a) Orientation & SAM Registration

2022 Women's Business Summit

In honor of Women’s History Month, SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center invite you to participate in the 2022 Women’s Business Summit. Please join us for power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business. Tuesday, March 29 to Wednesday, March 30. 


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