Taking the lead: women in the tent rental industry

January 1st, 2019

When Sarah Crews, director of sales and marketing for Miami, Fla.-based Economy Tent International (ETI), started going to outdoor trade shows 13 years ago, she didn’t see many women attending the events. Tent rental companies headed by women were even scarcer. But over the years that situation has changed, says Crews (formerly Lapping). “As the […]

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U.S. Department of Labor announces $1.9M funding opportunity; support for women

April 29th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $1.9 million grant competition to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology. Grants will be funded by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program. The department will award approximately four grants to community-based organizations to create […]

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National Women’s Business Council to host online event

December 4th, 2015

The National Women’s Business Council will hold an online public meeting Dec. 8 from 2-4 p.m. EST to discuss strategies for reaching the government-wide prime-contracting goal of 5 percent for spending with women-owned small business. The meeting will include a panel discussion, updates and highlights on recent efforts and a sneak peak into their not-yet-released […]

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