Known as a fierce advocate for women business owners, Candace Waterman heads Washington, DC-based, non-partisan Women Impacting Public Policy. This organization’s mission is to work with leaders in Congress, global corporations and grass-roots groups to strengthen the impact of women entrepreneurs on public policy and create economic opportunities.

Candace’s professional experience includes business ownership, leadership roles in corporate America and, prior to taking the lead at WIPP, serving as chief of staff and vice president of certification and program operations for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. During her tenure with WBENC, she worked closely with WIPP and jumped at the chance to take on a role that combined her love of politics with a passion for leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs.

Advocate Award Honoree