The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a live webinar on Thursday to announce details about Ascent, a new online learning platform for women-owned small businesses. The new learning platform, which was first announced by the SBA in May 2019, was built to provide a modern e-learning experience for female business owners. The SBA recruited female business owners to participate in beta testing of the platform in an effort to ensure it would meet their needs. The live webinar, which begins at noon, will feature SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. The registration link for the Jan. 7 launch event can be found here.