A New Orleans ChallengeHER event designed to get more women-owned small businesses into the federal government’s supply chain will be held 9 a.m.-noon Friday in the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at 2045 Lakeshore Drive, No. 236, at the University of New Orleans.

The event is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration; Women Impacting Public Policy; and American Express OPEN, which is the small business division of the financial services company.

Speakers include John Shoraka, of the SBA; Barbara Kasoff, of Women Impacting Public Policy; Edward C. Foley, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’s New Orleans District; and Angelina Waring, of the Louisiana Recovery Office, Department of Homeland Security – FEMA.

Information is available at http://neworleanschallengeher.eventbrite.com/