WIPP's myContracting Magazine January 2015 - Page 44

Women Impacting Public Policy


WIPP is a non-partisan public policy organization promoting the interests of over 4.7 million business women including 79 business organizations through education, policy and advocacy opportunities.

The Economic Blueprint, WIPP’s legislative agenda for Members of Congress, the White House and Federal Agencies, represents the priority business issues identified by WIPP members. It is the voice for women-owned businesses.

General WIPP Membership Benefits

1. Advocacy outreach led by WIPP’s government relations team on Capitol Hill, and supported by our weekly policy newsletter, quarterly “Ask the Advocate” briefings, advocacy training, and the Ambassador Program, each designed to create engagement with legislators.

2. Educational programming in core areas essential to women-owned business growth.

3. Connection to top tier network of women business owners, including many who are highly successful federal contractors.

4. Visibility opportunities including media/blogging opportunities, member spotlight in WIPP communications/social media channels, WIPP leadership positions as issue committee chairs, and instructors or hosts for WIPP educational programs and webinars.

5. Leadership opportunities to serve on WIPP’s Executive Advisory Board, Education Foundation and WIPP Board of Directors.

Member Benefits for Federal Contractors

1. WIPP’s Give Me 5, ChallengeHER and targeted procurement programs help women owned businesses market their products successfully to government contractors and prime contractors.

2. Up to the minute procurement policy information that identifies important trends and opportunities to members who want to navigate or expand operations in this lucrative marketplace.

3. Membership in the Procurement Committee consisting of top tier network of successful women contractors.

4. Access to invaluable networking and relationship building opportunities with OSDBUs and Primes.

5. Notification of federal contracts through the WOSB Opportunity Watch of WOSB/EDWOSB set-asides.

6. Bidders Wanted Bulletin calling out opportunities that are not yet side aside for WOSBs sent exclusively to members.

7. Features in MyContracting Magazine, the first federal contracting publication for women business owners (webinars and live events).

8. WIPP Federal Contracting Certificate Program providing members with credentials, recognition, and tools to successfully compete in the federal marketplace. Certificate completion earns a listing in the WIPP Directory of Qualified Contractors.