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CARDIN, MURKOWSKI LEAD BRIEFING ON REMOVING THE DEADLINE FOR THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” – Section 1 of the Equal Rights Amendment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today hosted a panel of bipartisan experts outlining why Congress should remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA has been ratified by 37 states, leaving it one state from ratification. Cardin and Murkowski are the lead sponsors of S.J. Res. 6, a bipartisan resolution that would remove the deadline placed on the 1972 ERA and allow for its ratification once the 38th state votes to ratify. This could be Virginia, as early as January 2020.

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Women's Business Enterprise Council South Celebrates 25 Years of Collective Impact


METAIRIE, La., July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South), a regional partner organization of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), announces its 25th Anniversary in 2019. Throughout the year, WBEC South commemorates 25 Years of Collective Impact at events across the region and highlights powerful partnerships between women business enterprises (WBEs) and corporations. More than 800 certified WBEs in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle contribute $16.2 billion in economic impact and 73,000 jobs to the region. Additionally, there are 300 national corporate partners who support WBEC South's mission across industries including oil and gas, automotive, energy, gaming and healthcare. 

"WBEC South has experienced unprecedented growth the past 25 years, connecting WBEs and corporate partners to expand business opportunities and create meaningful collaborations," says Phala Mire, CEO, WBEC South. "It's an incredible time to be a woman business owner and it's our goal to facilitate this growth in the region with innovative resources such as our WB Collective and WB Marketplace."

WBEC South honored WBEs and corporate partners for 25 years of service and success in its June 2019 edition of WE South magazine distributed at the WBENC National Conference recently held in Baltimore. The organization also hosted a Women of Color C-Suite Affaire that included a Women Owned Wonderland Marketplace and panel discussion for women entrepreneurs to a sold out crowd during the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 4-5, 2019. 
The organization recently announced the launch of its WB Collective co-working and collaborative spaces opening in New Orleans and Nashville in 2019. It also unveiled its WB Marketplace, an online searchable platform that is a new business development tool for WBEs. Additionally, WBEC South hosts its Power Luncheon Alabama, bringing 200 WBEs and corporate partners together for networking and a Women Owned Wonderland Marketplace on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
A special 25th Anniversary celebration will culminate at the WE Summit & Awards Gala in New Orleans on September 25-26, 2019. WBEC South provides resources to address the challenges women face in building and growing a business including educational workshops and tools to strengthen supplier diversity partnerships. To become a certified woman-owned business or learn about upcoming events visit https://wbecsouth.org/.  
About Women's Business Enterprise Council South
Celebrating its 25th year, the mission of the Women's Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South) is to advance and enhance business opportunities between corporations and women-owned businesses through a reputable certification program, education and professional growth opportunities. WBEC South facilitates the national recognized and most relied upon certification program, WBENC Certification, for the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. Learn more at https://wbecsouth.org/.
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SOURCE WBEC South
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