October 9, 2014
It's been 20 years since the government set a goal to give 5% of federal contracts to women-owned small businesses. Not once has it met that goal. This story looks at why so few women still land federal contracts, what needs to change to alter that number, and why it matters.
Lynne Beaman (left) is the CEO of Highlands Environmental Solutions in North Carolina. She's been rejected once but rejection is a big part of the process. She's busy filling out more governement forms in the hope of landing a contract.