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Listen to podcast interview with Julie Weeks, president, Womenable on how Hispanic businesses are finding success in government contracting

Posted by Elena del Valle on October 18, 2010


Julie Weeks, president and chief executive officer, Womenable

Photo: Womenable

A podcast interview with Julie Weeks, president and chief executive officer, Womenable is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, Julie discusses how Hispanic businesses are finding success in government contracting with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

In her role as president and CEO of a research, program and policy development consultancy that seeks to enable women’s entrepreneurship worldwide Julie focuses her attention on women’s entrepreneurship in the private and public sectors in research, public policy and program management. She has nearly 30 years experience in research, public policy, and communications.

For three years, she served as executive director of the National Women’s Business Council, a federally-funded bipartisan policy advisory body created by the U.S. Congress to serve as an independent voice of women’s entrepreneurship and an advisor to the President, U.S. Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on women’s entrepreneurship issues. Prior to that position, Julie spent nine years as the director of Research and managing director of the Center for Women’s Business Research, a nonprofit organization that conducts research among women business owners and their enterprises. She also served as deputy chief counsel for Statistics and Research at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and vice president for Research and Public Policy at two market research firms.

She serves on the board of International Council for Small Business, serves on the national board of the National Association of Women Business Owners, co-chairs the Public Policy Council of the Association of Women’s Business Centers, and is on the advisory board of Enterprising Women magazine.

Julie received a masters degree from the University of Michigan. She serves on the board of International Council for Small Business, on the national board of the National Association of Women Business Owners, co-chairs the Public Policy Council of the Association of Women’s Business Centers, and is on the advisory board of Enterprising Women magazine.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Julie Weeks” click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the October 2010 section of the podcast archive.