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Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program - CWE RI - Sep 15

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’s contracting program.

These contracts are for industries where women-owned small businesses (WOSB) are underrepresented. Some contracts are restricted further to economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB). The SBA maintains a list of those eligible industries and their NAICS codes.

Joining the women’s contracting program makes your business eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program. You can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs you qualify for.

To be eligible for the women’s contracting program, your business must:

                       -Be a small business

                       -Be at least 51% owned and controlled by women who are U.S. Citizens

                       -Have women manage day-to-day operations and also make long-term decisions 

• An overview of how women and minority enterprises can benefit

When: Tue, September 15, 2020

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: Center for Women & Enterprise

 132 George M Cohan Blvd

Providence, RI 02903



Registration is required.

Click here to register.



For more information please contact Nancy Vargas at or 401-277-0800

Cancellations and Refund Policy

Sessions with low enrollment may be cancelled. CWE will notify you of class cancellations and changes.

If you can no longer join us for a session you register for, please notify us of your cancellation at least 24 hours before the start of the session for a full refund. If your cancellation is less than 24 hours in advance of the start of the session, we will be unable to issue refunds or payment transfers.


Special Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact CWE RI at (401) 277-0800.