Ohio Women-owned Businesses start and grow with help from Women’s Business Centers of Ohio
Small business loans for women are available, and a high priority for the WBC is to educate female entrepreneurs on preparing for capital and leveraging debt capital to grow their business. They’ve tapped KeyBank and its Key4Women program to help in the education process. Key has a long history of championing women in business, and has financed women-owned businesses for more than 50 years. This philosophy flows from top leadership, with CEO Beth Mooney serving as the first female chief executive of a top 20 bank. In 2005, Key launched Key4Women®, a nationwide community of entrepreneurial and executive business women brought together to help each other thrive.
As a WBC partner and through Key4Women, Key invests professional expertise and volunteer hours to support WBC members.
“I’m so impressed by how passionate WBC is about helping women-business owners,” says Kristyn Squires, area retail leader for KeyBank in Cleveland, and member of the Advisory Committee of ECDI – Cleveland. “They are very genuine in making sure that their members have the resources and connections to be successful. They are truly empowering women.”