On Thursday, September 19, hundreds of women entrepreneurs will come together in Los Angeles, for Workshop: A Day for Female Founders. This high-energy, immersive educational experience will feature interactive keynotes, workshops and one-on-one sessions with some of the world’s most prestigious female founders, such as Alli Webb, founder of Drybar, Katerina Schneider, CEO and founder of Ritual, Ariel Kaye, CEO and founder of Parachute and actress and model, Molly Sims. The exciting event is brought to you by She’s Next, Empowered by Visa, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff’s Female Founder Collective and Jennifer Bett Communications.
The connections formed and information shared during the event’s many sessions on the Visa Mainstage will help ignite the passion inside the next generation of female founders covering topics including building a brand, money management, payments technology and the fundamentals of leadership. According to a Visa commissioned survey, nearly three-quarters (73%) of women starting businesses report difficulty in obtaining financing and more than 60% say they are self-funded .
On the Visa Mainstage, Mary Ann Reilly (senior vice president, North America Marketing, Visa) will lead a discussion with Sheryl Cameron (SBA Solutions, executive director, Chase Business Banking) and Lina Munoz (California division market manager, Chase Business Banking) on lending options, SBA loans and what lenders review when evaluating an application for credit. Visa and Chase for Business will also share the best practices to use to help secure a business loan during the panel.
“We are thrilled the Female Founder Collective can continue to partner with Visa and their She’s Next initiative to provide women-owned businesses with tangible insights and advice to help women entrepreneurs grow their business,” said fashion designer, Rebecca Minkoff.
To extend the momentum of this empowerment movement, She’s Next, empowered by Visa will head to Washington, D.C. on September 24, where Visa, Chase for Business and other partners will join key policymakers, digital marketing experts, local female small business owners and other influential leaders in a daylong workshop offering tips, advice and key learnings for women entrepreneurs to grow their business and thrive.
For more information on She’s Next, empowered by Visa, visit https://usa.visa.com/run-your-business/women-small-business.html.
 Visa commissioned survey of 650 female small business owners (400 nationwide and 259 Atlanta-based) conducted by Logica Research in December 2018.