Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,

“Women seeking to start their own businesses still struggle to access the capital they need. Not only do many entrepreneurs lack access to networks of equity investors and venture capital, but they also receive less than 6 percent of bank loans—even though 43 percent of SMEs are led by women. What steps are financial institutions taking to support women entrepreneurs? Are there new strategies yet to be explored, and what policies may be needed to support them?”

Last week, The Milken Institute held their 25th annual Global Conference centered on the theme of Celebrating the Power of Connection, “Throughout the past two years, the pandemic transformed the way we convene, collaborate, and connect—sparking both innovation for what’s next and gratitude for what once was.”

Take a moment and hear firsthand from the fantastic panel on the strategic focus for women owned businesses, Funding Women Entrepreneurs.

Until next time…

“Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.” ― Ginni Rometty

From your NAWBO Silicon Valley Board,
Griselda, Maxine, Flor, Wendy, Marina, Robin, and Lauren