The San Diego ChallengeHER event on Wednesday July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon is aimed at educating female entrepreneurs about the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, and to bring more women-owned businesses into the federal government’s supply chain, according to an announcement from the U.S. Small Business Administration, which is co-sponsoring the event.

Confirmed speakers at the event that takes place at Marina Village Conference Center at 1936 Quivira Way include Gunnar Schalin and Trisha Ferrand from the San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center; Ivette Jorge from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Faye Esaias, from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command or Spawar.