Women Small Business Owners Face Unique Challenges to Succeed

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

During this year's National Women's Small Business Month, SCORE, mentors to America's small businesses, is spotlighting resources to support women entrepreneurs. SCORE is also offering volunteer opportunities for experienced female business owners to share industry knowledge and insight.

Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses

To provide support and resources to help women small business owners thrive, SCORE created a centralized hub called SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs that includes:

  • Webinars and original online educational content
  • Free, remote, expert business mentoring
  • Inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs who achieved their business goals

"We believe that anyone can thrive as a small business owner with the right resources and support," said SCORE CEO Bridget Weston. "However, we also know the road is harder for some more than others. Not everyone has access to the same opportunities, especially as it relates to women of color. SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs helps female entrepreneurs navigate the unique challenges they face when it comes to starting and growing their business." 

Volunteering with SCORE

SCORE is actively recruiting talented and experienced entrepreneurs and executives to become mentors, workshop presenters or subject matter experts. Volunteers come from a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds – but, they share a passion for lifelong learning, giving back to others and enriching their local communities.

Mentor Veena Attivitti of SCORE Southeast Wisconsin said: "As I grew in my career, I always had a feeling that this is what I want to do for my fellow entrepreneurs and startup owners, is pass along a couple of things that I have learned along the way. One right pointer can change the direction of a small business owner and save them a lot of time and frustration."

Click here to learn more about volunteering with SCORE.