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Walmart Is Still Looking for Entrepreneurs Making These Four Types of Products


Walmart has received an unprecedented number of applications for its 6th annual Open Call for US-manufactured products – and they’re looking for even more. In fact, entrepreneurs and small businesses that manufacture home goods, apparel and toys are strongly encouraged to apply because there is still room for meetings in these four product groups. Space is limited and the application portal closes on April 30.

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MEET THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2019 -- The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) announces its new Council members.

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SHARON REYNOLDS HONORED AS A ‘2019 WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE STAR’ BY THE WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL (WBENC)


NASHVILLE, Tenn., – April 4, 2019 – Sharon Reynolds, president & CEO, DevMar Products, LLC has been recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and leader in women’s business development. The WBE Star Award is the nation’s premier recognition for excellence among women-owned businesses, honoring 14 women from across the country as leaders in their local business communities and respective fields.

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Phyllis Newhouse Inducted Into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame- Manizha Wafeq is bestowed the 2019 Enterprising Women Advocacy Award



RALEIGH, N.C., March 27, 2019 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, recognized two extraordinary women whose pioneering accomplishments in business are matched by their profound contribution to the success and empowerment of women around the world. She inducted Phyllis Newhouse, Chief Executive Officer of Xtreme Solutions, Inc., into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame; and bestowed Manizha Wafeq, In-Country Facilitator for Afghanistan for the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program, with the 2019 Enterprising Women Advocacy Award.

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Office Depot Teams Up with Dress For Success

According to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, 1,821 net new women-owned businesses were launched every day in 2018, and women continue to represent nearly half (47%) of today’s U.S. workforce.

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Office Depot is excited to announce a new partnership with Dress for Success (DFS) through a commitment of a $175,000 donation to the organization. This significant donation will help to provide critical financial support to the non-profit, enabling DFS to enhance the continuum of services and programs it offers to its clients locally and across the globe.

Beyond the donation, Office Depot and Dress for Success share the same vision of empowering women with the tools they need to succeed - whether they are starting out in the workforce or working to grow a small business. That’s why Office Depot’s women-inspired brands, See Jane Work®, and Elle Décor®, and the company’s exclusive brand, TUL®, are working closely with Dress for Success to provide women across the country with a network of support, professional attire and development tools needed to thrive personally and professionally.

To learn more about the partnership, please see the press release here.
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