Banking on Women

Banking on WomenTM is a Synchrony Bank philanthropic program that seeks to empower women by providing them with the knowledge and resources necessary to create opportunities for themselves, transform their lives and make their dreams come true.

Now in its 6th year, the program provides female business owners with small business financial education classes, mentoring, and the opportunity to apply for a microenterprise loan. By investing in women entrepreneurs, the program supports job creation/retention and economic development in our local communities.

Banking on WomenTM Salt Lake

With more than 120 graduates the Salt Lake metro area program involves the collaborative efforts of Synchrony Bank, the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Westminster College to:

  • Offer training and support through an in-person 15-week hands-on business fundamental training
  • Provide mentoring opportunities with Synchrony Bank volunteers
  • Provide access to microenterprise loans for qualified program participants 
  • Raise awareness for opportunities for women in the larger Salt Lake community

Banking on WomenTM Southern Utah

Beginning in the summer of 2016 Synchrony Bank will partner with the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund to:

  • Offer training and support through an in-person 15-week hands-on business fundamental training
  • Provide mentoring opportunities with volunteers from Synchrony Bank and other small business resources
  • Provide access to microenterprise loans for qualified program participants 
  • Raise awareness for opportunities for women in the larger Southern Utah community
     

For additional small business resources or for more information on Banking on WomenTM Southern Utah please email dlower@umlf.com at the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund or contact the St. George or Cedar City Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).

Banking on WomenTM 2017-2018

Summer Class (Salt Lake area): starts August 31, 2017. Application deadline: August 14, 2017

Spring Class (Southern Utah): starts January 2018. Application deadline: January 8, 2018

Interested in applying?

Access the application form here or email dlower@umlf.com for more information.

 

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