Women’s Small Businesses Show Remarkable Growth Despite Stiff Challenges

October 3rd symposium at the Sonesta Hotel in White Plains will help local woman entrepreneurs overcome their toughest obstacles

  • The event kicks off National Women’s Small Business Month

  • Speakers from SCORE, Mastercard, Community Capital New York, Women’s Enterprise Development Center, successful local entrepreneurs, and more will share lessons learned

Click here to secure your spot at the Women's Small Business Symposium and save $50 per ticket until Tues, September 5th. Don't miss out on this amazing deal to learn, connect, and grow your business.

Since the early 2000s, the number of women-owned companies has more than doubled, and almost 50% of 2021’s new entrepreneurs were women, up from 28% just two years earlier.

  • But women entrepreneurs still face extraordinary challenges, especially with raising capital. 

  • According to Pitchbook, in 2022 U.S. companies founded by women received only 2% of the total venture capital invested in start-ups.                                     

  • A Bank of America study shows that 29% of women business owners think they’ll never ever have equal access to capital.

  • Women owners also report problems with achieving growth, networking, and improving productivity, according to a recent Staples survey.

  • Overall, 59% of the women business owners surveyed by Bank of America believed they have to work harder than men for the same success.

Participants will

  • Hear from successful women entrepreneurs about how they overcame a wide variety of obstacles

  • Hear about available grants and loans

  • Learn from bank loan officers how to complete successful loan applications

  • Learn what goes into successful business and marketing plans

  • Get constructive feedback on their elevator pitches from experienced business mentors

  • Learn about the latest business tools through live demonstrations

  • Participate in small-group discussion sessions

  • Network with speakers, local business leaders, and other attendees

  • And much more . . .

See the complete program.


Featured speakers:

Bridget Weston, CEO, SCORE

Ginger Siegel, North America Small Business Lead, Mastercard

Nikki Hahn, CEO, Women’s Enterprise Development Center 

Kate Conlan, SVP, Community Capital New York

See the complete list of speakers

Symposium Website


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