Monday, October 20, 2014
Recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Are you carving jack o lanterns with your kids
this year? Why not save the pumpkin
seeds for roasting? This nutritious
snack, which is packed in nutrients, is super easy and fun to prepare! All you
need to do is:
- Rinse your pumpkin seeds under cold water.
Mix a small amount of olive oil and salt evenly throughout the
- Single layer seeds in an aluminum foil lined pan and roast under a low
broiler for about 15
Enjoy fresh from the oven!
SBA and National Woman’s Business Council Partner to Expand Opportunities for Women Investors and Owners
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and
the National Women’s Business Council have joined forces in an effort to
increase the flow of capital by and into small businesses run by
women. The overriding goal is to encourage greater
participation by women on the financial and investing side of
“Developing a deeper pool of women investors and
financiers is key toward expanding the marketplace of women-owned
businesses,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. “These
roundtables, which will continue through 2015, are the
first big steps we need to take together to make it possible for more
women to invest in each others companies, while exponentially
increasing the growth potential of these businesses. This initiative
complements our goals of providing counseling, capital
and contracting to small businesses.”
“Today’s roundtable focused on the pipeline to
women to careers in finance. An intimate conversation was facilitated
between successful women in finance and academics. We have a
responsibility to support young women in the pipeline – earlier
and strategically. Today, we heard about the importance of thoughtful
management, mentorship, and sharing women’s stories. It was clear that
scholarships, sponsorship, scorecards, and also entrepreneurship and
leadership institutes are important, and you can
trust that the Council will be taking these suggestions into
consideration,” said Carla Harris, Chair of the NWBC and Vice Chairman,
Wealth Management, Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director.
The SBA and the NWBC will hold a series of
roundtable discussions nationwide to develop policy recommendations that
will become action items to be pursued by the SBA. On Friday, the
first in the series of meetings was held at Morgan Stanley
in New York City. Moderated by NWBC Chair Carla Harris and Javier
Saade, Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Investment and
Innovation, the session included questions about women entering and
advancing in finance careers, with a focus on investing.
During the next few months, the working groups of
about 20 will meet with investor and fund managers to discuss ways to
increase the ranks of women investors while developing strategies to
encourage investment in companies run by women.
The series will culminate with unveiling the policy recommendations at
the Private Equity Women Investor Network Meeting, tentatively scheduled
for May 2015.
The SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation
houses the Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC), Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
programs along with SBA’s innovations initiatives.
For more information specifically on the SBIC program, visit www.sba.gov/inv.
The National Women’s Business Council is a
non-partisan federal advisory council serving as an independent source
of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the SBA on issues
of importance to women business owners. For more
information, visit www.NWBC.gov