Meeting Archive:
Access to Capital 101: Financial Resources for Women-owned Businesses

Meeting Description:

Women now own nearly 10 million small businesses in America. The creation of women-owned firms significantly contributes to our economy's vitality, supporting more than 23 million jobs. But unfortunately, women still face unique challenges in starting and running their businesses, such as accessing capital.

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, join Geri Aglipay from Small Business Majority and Priscilla Cordero from the Women's Business Development Center for a webinar on financial capacity and funding options to help women entrepreneurs start and build a scalable business.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Overview of women's entrepreneurship in the United States
  • Access to capital: funding options for your woman-owned business, including community development financial institutions, repubutable online lenders, and crowdfunding
  • Five C’s of Credit
  • Helpful tools and resources
Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Geraldine Sanchez Aglipay
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Geraldine "Geri" Sanchez Aglipay leads Small Business Majority's outreach efforts in Illinois and Wisconsin, with focus on Greater Chicagoland area. She builds collaborations with small business owners, organizations, and government agencies on education and policy issues to strengthen small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs for a stronger, more equitable economy. Prior to joining Small Business Majority, she worked with Asian Health Coalition and Get Covered Illinois on enrollment matters; with MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice on federal, state and local workforce and public health systems issues; and, led the management of 14 federal centers of HRSA Public Health Training Center Network in Washington DC. Her professional interests lie in economic security from intersection of community and economic development  through  education and policy on issues such as affordable health coverage, tax policies, and small business access to credit and capital.

Priscilla Cordero
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Priscilla Cordero is the Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Services for the Women’s Business Development Center where she is responsible for advising both start-up and existing businesses. She was previously Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University and was responsible for marketing the services to the Chicago Southland region, consulting with small business owners, and managing the center. Prior to that, she was the Marketing and Lending Team Manager at Accion Chicago, where she managed a team of loan officers, headed up bank outreach in the Chicago area, and led marketing efforts in the southland region and Northwest Indiana. In her tenure at Accion, she closed $3 million in microloans totaling 24% of the organization’s entire production from 2004-2013. She is passionate about economic development and helping small businesses overcome challenges in order to grow.