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Press Release: justotech Participates in Senate Hearing for Women Business Owners

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DURHAM, NC- (July 25, 2014) – Bianca Montes Jones, CEO and President of justotech joined women business owners across the country in Washington D.C. for the Women Impacting Public Policy Annual Leadership Meeting on July 23-24.

“The collective voices of women business owners working together in support of effective solutions for all in Washington, is a benefit to not only my business but also the Raleigh-Durham business community”, said Ms. Jones. There are 7.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., generating $1.2 trillion in receipts and $217.6 billion in payroll, according to WIPP, a national, nonpartisan public policy organization, advocating on behalf of women-owned businesses in this country.

“Given that women-owned businesses comprise nearly 30 percent of all U.S. businesses, and are growing at twice the rate of other businesses, it is critically important for them to have a seat at the table in Washington D.C. as policies are being created that will impact their business and the economic climate,” added Barbara Kasoff, president and founder of WIPP.

The Women’s Small Business Procurement Parity Act, S.2481, would expand access for women business owners seeking federal contracts by providing sole source authority for women-owned businesses. The bill was introduced to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on June 17, 2014.

Over 300 WIPP delegates participated in a Senate Committee on Small Business hearing on women’s entrepreneurship to review government programs that assist women-owned firms and their effectiveness. They also discussed topics such as the women’s federal procurement program, training and counseling, and lending programs for women entrepreneurs.

Witnesses at the hearing included SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet; Barbara Corcoran, the founder of the New York real estate company The Corcoran Group; and Nely Galan, media and real estate entrepreneur and founder of The Adelante Movement, and several other female business leaders and policymakers.
The legislation has the support of multiple national women’s business and small business organizations, and the House of Representatives passed a version of this bill in May 2014.

About justotech:
justotech is a woman-owned company that has been based in Durham for three years, with connections to New York City, Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. justotech is a cyber security services company that addresses today’s complexity of securing critical data from growing cyber attacks. Through industry expertise and innovation, justotech strives for cyber security solutions that protect information, reputation and ultimately the integrity of organizations.

About WIPP:
WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of its coalition of 4.7 million businesswomen including 75 business organizations. WIPP identifies important trends and opportunities and provides a collaborative model for the public and private sectors to increase the economic power of women-owned businesses. For more information, please visit www.wipp.org.