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Women in Government Contracting Symposium

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

APEX Women in Government Contracting

Each year, the Federal government aims to award at least 3% of all contracting dollars to certified Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB). In 2022, the Federal government spent over $650 Billion in total contract awards. That means at least $19.5 Billion dollars to Women-Owned Small Businesses in the U.S. for government contracts. And that doesn’t take into account all of the contracts awarded by state and local government agencies. The government is a lucrative market to add to your business portfolio – so join the Nebraska APEX Accelerator and the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn more about the government contracting market and meet with others in the industry.


9:00 – 9:30 AM | Increasing Sales Through Government Contracting

Presented by Lisa Tedesco, U.S. Small Business Administration

9:45 – 10:15 AM | You’re a Woman Owned Business – So What? Does WOSB Certification Matter in Government Contracting?

Presented by April Hibbler, U.S. Small Business Administration

10:30 – 11:00 AM | Who Can Help You Navigate the Government Contracting Process

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | They Did It, and So Can You – Panel of Woman-Owned Government Contractors

Panelists TBA


  • Grow Nebraska Women’s Business Center
  • Center for Rural Affairs Women’s Business Center
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Women in Construction – Omaha Chapter
  • More TBA!

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