Capital Hill

Senatae Room

12/02/2014 Women Owned Small Business Victory


Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) celebrates an enormous victory for women business owners. The final text of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was released with the authority for sole source contracts in the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Procurement Program. It was against all odds that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included a vitally important improvement to this program – sole source authority.


Ann Sullivan, President of Madison Services Group, Inc. represents the largest national association of women business owners and women in business, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).  The December edition of WIPP Works In Washington by Ann Sullivan indicates, “If you attended the hearing during WIPP’s annual leadership conference, you played a big part in this victory — THANK YOU. Also, special thanks go to those on Capitol Hill who shepherded this program through the Congressional system.”


Ricki McGuire, President, Optitek, Inc. attended the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Annual Leadership Conference, joining 150 small business and community leaders from across the country at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. July 25th, 2014.


(Photo:  Inside Senate Room)