Roberta McCullough, AWBC Board Chair
May, 4 2022–WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) is proud to announce that Roberta McCullough, the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and Senior Vice President of Operations Institute Capital, Inc., has been selected to serve on the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC). The NWBC is an advisory council tasked with providing advice and policy recommendations to the President, Members of Congress, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on issues pertaining to women business ownership and women entrepreneurship. Roberta McCullough will serve on the NWBC for three years, through August 2025.
Corinne Hodges, CEO of the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC), issued the following statement:
“The Association of Women’s Business Centers is proud to see Chairwoman McCullough selected to serve on this critical advisory council. Building on Roberta McCullough’s contribution and years of service to entrepreneurs and minority-owned small businesses, AWBC is confident that her perspective will be an asset to the National Women’s Business Council and will have a positive impact in shaping policies that support entrepreneurship and the small business community, especially for women- and minority-owned businesses. We applaud this great achievement and look forward to her continued work in serving entrepreneurs across the country.”
Roberta McCullough, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and Senior Vice President of Operations Institute Capital, Inc., issued the following statement:
“I am honored to become a part of this esteemed body of diverse, professional women that represent women entrepreneurs across the country. The responsibility placed in my hands as a member of the National Women’s Business Council is not taken lightly. My focus will compliment that of the current council members in ensuring that parity in all areas of our policy priorities is achieved.” Ms. McCullough is a passionate and driven advocate for women and minority entrepreneurship. As a member of the NWBC, Ms. McCullough’s experience in small business investment capital, connecting underserved entrepreneurs to capital, and uplifting services available to women-owned businesses in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has positioned her well to excel in her endeavors with NWBC. The Association of Women’s Business Centers is thrilled to see Ms. McCullough undertake such an important role and looks forward to all she will accomplish in her new position.
AWBC (https://awbc.org/) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 to support the national network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) with programming and advocacy. Each year, our members leverage WBC grants to operate more than 150 locations throughout the United States. WBCs have more than 25 years of success in providing business training, counseling, mentoring, and access to capital to women entrepreneurs. The WBC program is a public-private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
By Ashlyn Roberts, Prism Group