Ask the Funders: How are Women-Owned Businesses Accessing Capital?

This panel discussion Q&A focuses on the unique experience that women-owned businesses face attempting to access capital. This includes exploration of grant and loan products, incubators, investor groups, and entrepreneur networks. In discussing these opportunities to access capital, we’d like to showcase the strategies that have proven successful in packaging and pitching the entrepreneur and the business, as well as some of the challenges and discrimination unique to the journey for women entrepreneurs.

Our panelists are representatives for women-focused funders, accelerators, and technical assistance providers.

Hosted by Start Small Think Big Executive Director, Jenny DaSilva.


  • Beth Ann Dahan
    Business Coach
    Accion Opportunity Fund


  • Adriana Williams
    Partner Success Manager
    Hello Alice


  • Marie Clark
    Director of Strategy and Communications
    New Voices Foundation