Sunday, December 4, 2016
This New Fund Will Give Grants to Women Owned Businesses in Wisconsin
The new fund will provide loans, grants, and angel investments to businesses owned by women and people of color. Co-founder Heather Wentler knows how important these funds are for women and minorities who are too often not recognized or taken seriously in the business world.
Doyenne was founded in 2012 by Heather Wentler and Amy Gannon. The name of the company comes from the word doyenne, which means 'a woman who is a knowledgeable, respected, prominent, person in a particular field or profession.'
The nonprofit is funded by $1.2 million received from corporations and the city of Madison to start the fund. To learn more about the company and how to apply for funding, visit www.doyennegroup.org/
Read more at www.wpr.org/wisconsin-grant-looks-boost-businesses-run-women-and-minorities