The Bank of America Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Women play a vital role in driving economic growth, yet they continue to face challenges accessing capital and resources. We’re here to help women make the connections they need to build businesses that drive economies. What would you like the power to do?®

Explore below to see how we’re helping women entrepreneurs.

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The Power to Grow

What women need: Tools, training and access

Women business owners are a great investment; they have the potential to increase global GDP by 26 percent. Watch this video to see how Bank of America is providing the training, mentoring and access to capital they need to thrive.

Our Partners

We invest in partnerships that connect women entrepreneurs to the mentoring, training and capital they need to power their success.

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Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Through this free online program, women can earn a certificate in business from an Ivy League university. They’ll gain the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to build, manage and scale a successful business.

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The Global Ambassadors Program

Developed with Vital Voices, an NGO that empowers emerging women leaders, this program invests in emerging women leaders around the world by matching them with mentors who are established leaders.

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Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program

Women entrepreneurs face significant obstacles, including access to capital and business networks. This program connects women business owners to affordable loans to help grow their businesses.

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Kiva Women's Entrepreneurship Fund

Bank of America, the U.S. Department of State and Kiva have joined forces through the "Women's Entrepreneurship Fund." The fund will help to crowdfund loans to one million women entrepreneurs around the world.

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Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Women in developing and emerging economies have the drive and ambition to become successful, but lack access to the business skills, technology and capital they need. This innovative program combines mentoring with technology to offer one-on-one support.

Spotlights

A beautiful business

The owner of two skin treatment centers, Nigerian entrepreneur Oluwakemi was having trouble managing her businesses, until she joined a mentoring program through the Cherie Blair Foundation. With her new-found skills, Oluwakemi saw profits increase by 54 percent.

Strategies of Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Women who run companies with more than $5 million in annual revenue know a lot about overcoming challenges. This report from Bank of America Private Bank and Babson College reveals how entrepreneurs move past the obstacles.

Women & Financial Wellness

Explore some of the different life journeys women take as they move into true financial independence, and understand the financial consequences of the circumstances and decisions they are faced with along the way. See the report: "Women & Financial Wellness."

Resources

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Community Development Financial Institutions

CDFIs are local loan centers that provide affordable loans, mentoring and financial advice to small businesses.

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Small Business Community

A forum for small business ideas, insider tips and the industry knowledge you need to help your small business grow.

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Better Money Habits

Explore videos, articles and more that help you understand your money and control your future.

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Investing in Women

Bank of America helps women make significant contributions to the global economy, through their businesses and in their communities.

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