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Rochester, NY: Women in Government Contracting Workshop

Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) are increasing in number, range, diversity and earning power. As women business owners expand their companies, they  contribute to the growth of our national economy and defense.
In 2018, Women-owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) were awarded over $22 Billion in Federal Contracts - over half of that with DoD - NOT including subcontracts. 

Come hear first hand from our panel of successful WOSBs, Buyers and Agencies about what it takes to sell to the government.

Two Panels:

  • Women Business Owners
    • Dawnbreaker
    • REDCOM 
    • Surmotech
  • Government Agencies, Large Prime Contractors and Resources
    • ​ConServe
    • ​​​​​​Harris Corporation, Communication Systems
    • Harris Corporation, Space & Intelligence Systems
    • The Entrepreneurs Network
    • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

What you'll learn:

  • Challenges
  • Successes
  • Advice and Tips
  • Certification Information - Federal and NYS State

Additional Presenters Include:

  • Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo - Introductory Remarks 
  • Sarah Clark, Deputy State Director, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Virginia Smith, Rochester Branch Manager, US Small Business Administration
  • Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons, MCFL PTAC Program Director

        Date: Friday, March 8, 2019

        Time: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

        Location: International Arrivals Hall, Greater Rochester International Airport, 1200 Brooks Ave, Rochester, NY 14624

        Register: Click here to register!

          Cost: No fee to attend.


          Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons
          MCFL PTAC Program Director
          (585) 753-2017

          Did you know... Federal Contract Program Workshop

          About: The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible:

          • Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or
          • Economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs)
          • Allows for Sole Sourcing