Women Vote! Monday March 11th with Janie Barrera, LiftFund
The organizing committee of Women Vote! Robbie Ausley, Becky Beaver, Cathryn Dorsey, Jolynn Free, Cindy Goldrick, Corky Hilliard, Clare Hudspeth, JoAnn McKenzie, Nancy Neavel, Elizabeth Neeld, Nona Niland, Bettye Nowlin, Bea Smith, Carmen Tawil, and Sharon Watkins invite you to join them at Chez Zee Amercian Bistro on Monday, March 11th at 5:30 PM.
Our speaker for the evening will be Janie Barrera.
Janie Barrera is founding president and CEO of LiftFund, the largest nonprofit micro and small-business lender in the United States. The organization provides loans and management training to enterprises, from startups to long established businesses and operates in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Since its inception in 1994, LiftFund has disbursed more than 20,000 loans totaling more than $300 million – with an impressive 94 percent repayment rate.
Barrera has received nationwide recognition for her accomplishments, including the Small Business Administration Financial Services Advocate of the Year and the Minority Enterprise Development Consortium's Corporate Advocate of the Year.
President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Barrera to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability and she was named to the board of directors for the Federal Reserve of Dallas San Antonio Branch. In 2015, she was named to San Antonio Business Hall of Fame. She received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi and a master's degree in business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.
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