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Feb 12 2015

wod transpWe are now accepting applications for the 2015 Woman of Distinction Award. The Woman of Distinction award recognizes women in the greater DC area who advance women's business in a meaningful way.

Applications must be submitted online before 5:00p.m. EDT on May 1, 2015.

The Woman of Distinction Award honors accomplished women business owners who demonstrate strong leadership in the advancement of women in business in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. Ideal candidates have a track record of strong support for women business owners and promoting the women's business environment.

"Women are making commendable impacts on the business environment and in providing support, mentorship, and leadership for other women in business," said Mina Fies, President of NAWBO Greater DC. "Each year, we look forward to honoring the accomplished finalists and showing appreciation for women in our community who are doing remarkable things to advance women's business and enabling others to do the same."

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Dec 22 2014

What's the best U.S. city for women entrepreneurs? Of the 692 women-led companies in the Inc. 5000, the Washington, D.C., metro area boasts 74 of them. That's 23 percent of the total, higher than that of any other metro area with at least 10 women-led companies on the list. Second place goes to New York, with 20 percent. Overall, 13 percent of Inc. 5000 entrepreneurs are women.

There are other reasons D.C. has been such fertile ground to entrepreneurs. First is the fact that the housing bust didn't devastate D.C. the way it did other parts of the country. There's a constant transient population of people moving to and from the area for government jobs, which means people are always buying, selling, and remodeling. -- Mina Fies

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