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Washington, DC, July 9, 2012 – Today Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) announced a strategic partnership with the National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) that will allow both organizations to strengthen their ability to advocate for women business owners and work together to help their members experience successful business growth. Both WIPP and NLBWA will collaborate on educational programming, events and activities that are of mutual interest and benefit to both organizations and their members.

National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA) and NLBWA’s Foundation Inc. is a national organization whose mission is to empower, promote, develop and support the rapid growth of Latina business owners and professionals. NLBWA advocates and supports the development of chapters throughout the U.S. to create equal representation, active participation in the development of public policy, education and business opportunities for Latinas throughout the country.

“NLBWA’s partnership with WIPP is in sync with our philosophy, and cultural values said NLBWA President Suzanna Sanchez. “The universal need for all women in the U.S. to work together aimed at empowering our future leaders with the proper skills and tools is critical to having a solid foundation to build a sustainable path for the future, WIPP’s proactive position as advocates for equality and equal representation compliments what NLBWA is already advocating towards with our partners and national alliances.”

WIPP is a national nonpartisan public policy organization advocating on behalf of nearly one million women-owned businesses and representing sixty-four business organizations. WIPP provides timely economic information, identifies important trends and opportunities to its membership and partners, and provides a collaborative model for the public and private sectors in increase the economic power of women-owned businesses.

“Partnering with the NLBWA will help WIPP strengthen its outreach to women business owners and increase its advocacy and educational programming said WIPP President Barbara Kasoff. “The National Latina Business Women Association is a very well respected voice, and WIPP is proud to be collaborating with an organization that creates so many incredible opportunities for women.”