ChallengeHER is an initiative from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN.

CH-AmexAmerican Express OPEN is a leading payment card issuer for small businesses in the United States and supports business owners and entrepreneurs with products and services to help them run and grow their businesses. In addition to card products to support our members, American Express OPEN has also developed educational and advocacy programs for the benefit of all small businesses including Small Business Saturday®, OPEN Forum® and OPEN for Government Contracting.
Learn more at OPEN.com and connect at openforum.com/governmentcontracting.


WIPP_logo-110Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations. www.wipp.org


Color SBA black logo and signatureThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. www.sba.gov