Monday, June 29, 2015

NAWBO Public Policy and Advocacy Day

For Immediate Release

On June 3rd and 4th Julie-Mae Stanley, President of National Association of Women Business Owners – Central Jersey (NAWBO - Central Jersey), met with key Congresspersons and White House staff to discuss issues pertinent to women in business.

Capital Hill, Washington, DC --- The National Association of Women Business Owners is an organization that seeks to address the disparity in the business world that hinders female entrepreneurship by promoting those programs that will not only build, but also strengthen and hone the wealth creating capacity of its members. This June members of the NAWBO leadership council met in Washington, DC to advocate for greater avenues of entry into the marketplace for women owned businesses. Topics of discussion were:

  • Tax policy
  • Trade bills
  • Entry opportunities for women in business

Stanley and new member to NAWBO, Adanna Davis, met with White House Council on Women and girls and SBA Deputy Director, Hallie Schneir, as well as, Members of Congress: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL), Rep. David Joyce (R-OH), and Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to discuss small business growth and how policies could be leveraged to help accommodate the needs of women in business.

“What many people don't realize is that if all women owned businesses were merged globally, we'd be the 5th largest global economy,” says Stanley.  “That's how significant our contribution to the world is right at this moment. It's important to be heard in Washington because we are job creators and innovation drivers.”

Stanley is not only the Central Jersey president of NAWBO, but also the CEO of Global Ambicion Group, a strategic business and consulting company that helps businesses and individuals to expand their brands and explore international opportunities. Her focus is to help corporate, government and library entities with their global initiatives. For her, the trip to Capital Hill was more than just an opportunity to make the voices of women in business like herself heard on a national level, but also to better understand how the various trade agreements, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic International Partnership (T-TIP) would effect those women like herself that work in export businesses and international trade.

“It was a real eye-opener for me,” says Stanley.  “I'm grateful to be a part of something so momentous at this time.  It was an exhilarating and inspiring experience that left us both awe. Truly educational and invigorating - I encourage ambitious business owners to get involved in public policy and be a part of the decision making process. Whether we make a decision or not, a decision is being made for us, so why not join the conversation? NAWBO opens the door, are you ready to step in?”

Stanley will be taking her experience back to NAWBO - Central New Jersey and crafting a message for women business owners in her area, as well as, incorporating the information gained into her plans for the new Traveling Mastermind Group she is creating.

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