Tag: Women in Business

Jennifer Lopez to Back Latina Entrepreneurs With $14 Billion Partnership

Jennifer Lopez to Back Latina Entrepreneurs With $14 Billion Partnership The celeb wants to reach 600,000 Latina entrepreneurs through the loan program. By Melissa Angell Jennifer Lopez’s new partnership is providing Latina entrepreneurs with a $14 billion infusion in loan capital by 2030. Lopez is teaming up with Grameen America, a New York City-based microfinance organization, to expand access to capital with the…

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Photojournalist Enters Women’s Hall of Fame

Photojournalist Enters Women’s Hall of Fame By Associated Press The newest inductee to the Nevada Women’s Fund Hall of Fame is Marilyn Newton, a longtime newspaper photographer who helped blaze the trail for other female journalists in the state a half-century ago. Newton, 77, spent 52 years at the Reno Gazette-Journal and still makes photos for the Reno Rodeo, Reno…

The Emotional Process To Help Senior Leaders Make Better Decisions

The Emotional Process To Help Senior Leaders Make Better Decisions By Christine Michel Carter In our personal lives, we sometimes rely on our gut to make bold decisions. However, in the business world, depending on your gut is risky. In its 2022 Research Report, cloud-based software company Momentive (the parent company of SurveyMonkey) found that 32% of senior leaders rely on their…

Why Women Should Consider Distribution Sales

Why Women Should Consider Distribution Sales By Lawson Products Inc. Sandy Riggs is a senior director of national sales at Lawson Products, where she leads the company’s East Coast sales teams and the North American sales force for Lawson’s Kent Automotive brand. Lawson’s sales force now totals more than 1,000 representatives amid organic growth and following the company’s acquisition of…

How Suneera Madhani Found A Smarter Way To Process Payments

How Suneera Madhani Found A Smarter Way To Process Payments By Yola Robert Suneera Madhani’s fintech company, Stax, has processed over $23 billion in payments for 22,000 businesses. With a growth rate of more than 500% year over year, Stax has tripled its valuation leading the company into unicorn territory. But Madhani’s beginnings with Stax weren’t always this gleaming. The first-generation…

How This Women’s Initiative Is Helping Small Business Owners

How This Women’s Initiative Is Helping Small Business Owners By Melissa Houston Women are less likely to receive funding for their businesses. If they get funding, female entrepreneurs achieve as much success as male entrepreneurs, yet only 2.2% of women received VC funding in 2021. The Scotiabank Women Initiative has increased its commitment to funding women’s businesses to $10B by 2025. This initiative…

Being Nimble & Strategic Helped Her Overcome Business Obstacles

Being Nimble & Strategic Helped Her Overcome Business Obstacles By Geri Stengel In October 2017, Ginger Bowman purchased a commercial printing business. In the five years since, she has overcome three significant challenges by being flexible and pivoting. High customer concentration. An industry that was set in its ways. The pandemic. Some in the industry thought Bowman would fail. But,…