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The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida and SCORE Naples collaborate on revolving loans for women entrepreneurs

2016-11-08T15:00:36-04:00March 15th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida is partnering with the SCORE Naples, counselors to small businesses, and Economic Development Investment Fund (EDIF) to offer women business owners in Collier County business counseling services and workshops in preparation to access to capital for their business start-up or expansion. The mission of The Women’s Fund of Southwest [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida to benefit from EILEEN FISHER store events in Naples and Sanibel

2013-03-08T18:13:26-04:00March 8th, 2013|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

EILEEN FISHER, Inc. will dedicate a portion of store sales in Naples and Sanibel on Saturday, March 23 to benefit The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida. Shoppers will be treated to sweets and treats at both stores. Representatives from The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida will be on hand at both stores to share information. [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida to participate in 36-Hour Giving Challenge to raise funds for women-owned businesses

2013-03-04T16:20:57-04:00March 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida invites local businesses, residents and community organizations to join the 36-Hour Giving Challenge, an online fundraising event at that supports nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida. The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida aims to raise $50,000 to support BEST – Becoming Economically Successful Together, a pilot program that combines a [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida receives $20,000 grant from Florida Community Bank

2016-11-08T15:00:37-04:00February 26th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida has received a $20,000 commitment from Florida Community Bank to support BEST – Becoming Economically Successful Together, a pilot program that combines a direct loan and matched savings account program to offer financial support to qualifying women-owned businesses in Southwest Florida. The grant will be paid over a two-year [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida expands leadership

2016-11-08T15:00:37-04:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Amanda Cross and G. Helen Athan have joined the Board of Directors of The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida. Both new directors bring extensive experience to the board and a passion for supporting women’s issues. G. Helen Athan is a shareholder of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A. in Naples, Fla. and has practiced law in Southwest [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida receives donation from Florida Community Bank to support revolving loan fund

2016-11-08T15:00:38-04:00January 10th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida has received a $3,000 donation from Florida Community Bank to assist The Women’s Fund in growing a revolving loan fund to provide women business owners access to capital for their business start-up or expansion. “Florida Community Bank is proud to support The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida.  I am [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida launches direct loan pilot program for women-owned businesses

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida is partnering with the regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Economic Development Investment Fund (EDIF) in Sarasota, a non-profit loan company, to offer women business owners access to capital for their business start-up or expansion. Initially, The Women’s Fund will strive to connect prospective clients in Collier, Hendry [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida presents new programs to support economic security for women in Southwest Florida at Rotary Club

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida presented research and programs to support opportunities leading to economic security for women at the Nov. 6 Rotary Club meeting in Fort Myers. The initiatives include a leveraged savings program for low-to-moderate income women to assist them in building financial assets for education and training, toward the purchase of [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida releases groundbreaking research report on the status of women in Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida has completed a study on the status of women in Southwest Florida, examining four core areas including population and diversity, employment and income, achievement and autonomy, health and well-being. The Women’s Fund commissioned the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University to investigate the status of women [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida receives donation from women’s retailer EILEEN FISHER

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida accepted a donation of $6,226 from national women’s retailer EILEEN FISHER. The gift represents 10 percent of store sales from a Sept. 22 special event held at participating EILEEN FISHER retail locations in Florida including the Sanibel Island store at 2055 Periwinkle Way, the Naples store located at 1211 [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida selected as beneficiary of EILEEN FISHER stores’ special shopping event on Sept. 22

2012-09-17T23:38:44-04:00September 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida was chosen by national women’s retailer EILEEN FISHER to benefit from a special store event on Saturday, Sept 22. The participating Eileen Fisher retail locations in Florida are the Sanibel Island store at 2055 Periwinkle Way, the Naples store located at 1211 Third Street South, the Winter Park store [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida founded to research needs, fund opportunities for the advancement of women

2016-11-08T15:00:45-04:00September 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

In 2011, several Southwest Florida women formed an exploratory group to discuss and investigate ways they could assist women and girls in achieving independent financial stability, while helping to improve the region’s economic condition. With counsel from the national Women’s Funding Network and inspiration from WomenMovingMillions, a global organization of committed, purposeful individuals making unprecedented [...]