Not Enough Women Are Being Backed By Investors: Female Entrepreneurs Need Access to Capital. Conference Panel Focuses on How to Get Money & Resources



  • Panel at National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Highlights featured Women & Capital
  • Session on “Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Moderated by Natalie Madeira Cofield, Ass’t Admin Women’s Business Ownership.
  • Resiliency and Recovery was the focus of Summit.
  • Other sessions provided free advice, networking, & discussing resilience in Women,
  • Included Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American small business communities.
  • USPS, & MetLife led discussions on access to capital & service-related partners


  • Panels at National Small Business Week Virtual Summit focused on the funding of small business.
  • Discussed areas of opportunity for women business owners seeking access capital.
  • The panel featured women leaders in the venture capital space,
  • Drew more than 47,000 participants for the three-day virtual summit.


“We know the pandemic has created circumstances that have disproportionately impacted women-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs. Women have already experienced challenges in access to capital, and this is a much-needed conversation,” —- Madeira Cofield.

“The strongest businesses come out of economic crisis and the best source of capital are your customers. Women-owned businesses listened to their advisors, heeding warnings, and communicated with their customers to weather the storm,” —— Sharon Vosmek, CEO Astia.

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