The EMPOWER Series, a free financial education and self-development coaching and counseling program, in partnership with Comerica Bank and the Houston Area Urban League, is expanding to the Greater Houston area beginning Saturday, April 13. The seminars will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Houston Area Urban League – Palm Center location.
Sandra Taborda owns a small catering business in Manizales, Colombia. Ten years ago, after the birth of her son, and with six members of her extended family living under one roof, she decided to try her hand at selling homemade empanadas. Her door-to-door baked goods were a hit, and her brand, San-tehago (“Sandra makes it for you”), was born.
As Booz Allen’s first female vice president of the San Diego office, Jennie Brooks has a proven track record for leading with purpose, driving growth for clients matched with a strong civic sensibility. On December 27, the San Diego Business Journal named her among its 25 Business Women of the Year for 2018.
Gillian Riley, the force behind The Scotiabank Women InitiativeTM, on how she plans to move the dial for female entrepreneurs.
Gillian Riley still recalls the first female entrepreneur she helped to secure the capital to pursue her dreams.
“I always remember, one of the first loans that I ever made was to a woman who was starting out a frozen hors d’oeuvres company,” says Riley, Executive-Vice President at Scotiabank. “She had some seed capital from her father and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this woman’s going to make a go of it!’ And she did. She did an amazing job building the business. You knew that the commitment was there.”
A comprehensive program empowering women to take their businesses to the next level
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank launched The Scotiabank Women Initiative™, a comprehensive program that will advance women-led businesses in Canada through access to capital, education and mentorship.
Introducing the Scotiabank Women Initiative, a program designed to advance women-led business in Canada through access to capital, education and mentorship. The Scotiabank Women Initiative is unique because it is a comprehensive offering of capital and resources to support women-led businesses at different stages of growth. We strongly believe that the three pillars of The Scotiabank Women Initiative – Access to Capital, Mentorship, and Education – will deliver meaningful, long-term support to women-led businesses and help women take their business to the next level.
The nation’s top employers for women know that cultivating a culture that’s beneficial to women is an ongoing process. Even Hallmark—where 83% of employees, 40% of senior managers and 75% of board members are women—must work at it every day. “This practice of diversity and inclusion doesn’t have an endpoint,” says Philip Polk, vice president of diversity and inclusion at the Kansas City, Missouri-headquartered business.