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Ms. Karen Kerrigan

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (703) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: District of Columbia, United States
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
301 Maple Avenue West Suite 690
Vienna, Virginia 22180
United States

Company Description: The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) works to educate elected officials and policy makers with the aim of influencing legislative and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , Political Science
    SUNY Cortland
  • BA degree , Political Science
    Cortland College
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Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, 5 Mar 2014 [cached]
Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO
For nearly twenty years Karen Kerrigan's leadership, advocacy and training work has helped foster U.S. entrepreneurship and global small business growth. She is president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, and is the group's chief advocate for its members. SBI-Top-100-Winner-2013-125x125
Kerrigan regularly testifies before the U.S. Congress on the key issues impacting entrepreneurs and the economy, and has been appointed to numerous federal advisory boards including the National Women's Business Council, the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialog, the U.S. Treasury's Taxpayer Advisory Panel, andthe National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements. Kerrigan has participated in two Presidential economic summits, and scores of events hosted by the White House, U.S. Small Business Administration and other federal government agencies and departments. She has written hundreds of Op-Eds and newspaper columns, and regularly appears on national television and talk radio programs.
She has been called America's "entrepreneurial envoy" and "small business ambassador" for her extensive work overseas. Kerrigan is a founding member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, and regularly provides counsel to governments and business associations across the globe regarding entrepreneurial development, capacity building and policy formation and implementation. Kerrigan is a board member and former chair of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), one of the core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy, which works to strengthen democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market oriented reform.
In 2013, 2012 and 2011 she was named a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends. CEO World Magazine named Kerrigan a "Top Power Woman in Crowfunding" in November 2013. November of 2009 she was presented with the "Small Business Advocate of the Year" award by theNY Enterprise Report. Among other accolades, Inc. Magazine named Kerrigan to its small business "Best Friends in D.C." (2006) list as a "power broker and activist" with "serious clout" for entrepreneurs; Fortune Small Business to its "Power 30" list (2000); and The Hillnewspaper to its "most influential small business" list (2006) describing her as "the hardest working woman in show business."In 1995,National Journalnamed Ms. Kerrigan to its short list of "K Street" activists most likely to have an impact on Capitol Hill. Campaigns and Elections Magazinenamed her as one of its "Rising Stars in Politics" in its April 1996 issue.
Kerrigan graduated from SUNY Cortland with a B.A. in Political Science, and resides in Northern Virginia.
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Karen Kerrigan, Chairman, Small Business Survival Committee
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Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan
CIPE Board, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, Women Entrepreneurs Inc.
SKaren Kerrigan has developed positive relationships with individuals in media, government, policy and advocacy organizations, and the private sector that have led to key reforms and initiatives to help America's entrepreneurial sector. In 1994, Kerrigan founded the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, a prominent and respected advocacy and research organization with more than 70,000 members. She is president and CEO of Women Entrepreneurs Inc., a non-profit business association that helps women business owners succeed through education, networking, and advocacy.
Kerrigan regularly testifies before Congress on issues that impact America's entrepreneurial sector. She meets often with delegations from around the world that wish to learn about public policy recommendations that will enhance and sustain entrepreneurial activity. In 2002, she was appointed to serve on the National Women's Business Council and was appointed by the U.S. Treasury Secretary to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. She presented at both Economic Summits hosted by President Bush. She currently serves on the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements, and has been on the board of CIPE since 2007.
Kerrigan helped construct the Women Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century conferences sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and Small Business Administration. In May 2005, WE Inc. co-sponsored the first Middle East/North Africa Women's Business Summit in Tunis, Tunisia. She has served on the boards of the National Women's Business Center of Washington, D.C., the Business and Industry Political Action Committee, and Americans for Technology Leadership. She chairs the Health Savings Account (HSA) Coalition, which led the drive to enact HSAs.
Her commentary, analysis, and written work have appeared in many of the nation's leading newspapers. Since 1995, she has written a regular column for the American City Business Journals - an influential network of weekly business newspapers in 50 major markets. She writes the Beltway Small Business Report for is a native of New York, and holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Cortland College (SUNY). She resides in Oakton, VA.
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Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan is President and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and former Chair of the CIPE Board.
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Karen Kerrigan Named Top 100 Thought Leader in Crowdfunding
OurCrowd has announced its list of the top 100 most influential voices in the crowdfunding movement featuring CIPE Vice Chair Karen Kerrigan. Kerrigan is President & CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, which conducts research and advocacy on behalf of its more than 70,000 members. The list is baased on an Evolve!, Inc.
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