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Challenges and Solutions for Small Business, Dallas, TX (October 20, 2010)

Secretary Solis fired up a crowd of nearly 300 during her keynote address to the Women's Bureau's National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday. The event the first in a series of ten, brought together employers, employees, advocates, researchers, educators, unions and other stakeholders to discuss making flexibility work and to share best practices. Following remarks by Women's Bureau Director Sara Manzano-Diaz, and Executive Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Tina Tchen, expert panelists discussed flexibility challenges and solutions for small business. Later in the day, Solis visited the Dallas regional office where she had the opportunity to meet with staff one-on-one and was surprised by a birthday celebration.

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Supporting Materials

            U.S. Department of Labor

Fact Sheet on Women

            U.S. Department of Labor

Women's Bureau Priorities Fact Sheet

  The White House

              First Lady's Letter

  White House Council on Women and Girls

              Work-Flex Event Starter Kit: Resources

            Obama Administration’s Fact Sheet: 

Standing Up for Women and Families

            Executive Office of the President, Council of Economic Advisors Report:

Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility—March 2010

                        Obama Administration’s Fact Sheet

                                    Support for Women Entrepreneurs

  U.S Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration
              Report For the White House Council on
Women and Girls

              Women-Owned Businesses in the 21st Century

                       U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet

                                    Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program

                        U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet

                                    Small Business Jobs and Credit Act


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