Access to Capital for Women Business Owners

February 14, 2020 @ 11:30AM — 1:00PM

Women are the fastest-growing segment of small business owners and it is our role to support them. It’s important to recognize that there are still many obstacles, biases, and inequities that women business owners face.

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Women are the fastest-growing segment of small business owners and it is our role to support them. It’s important to recognize that there are still many obstacles, biases, and inequities that women business owners face. In this session, Tarsha Polk discusses:

  • Inequities women business owners face
  • Legislation and organizations that advocate for WBOs
  • Why capital is important
  • How to close the gap
  • Different options for funding

Tarsha Polk, professionally known as The Marketing Lady, is an experienced professional with over 20 years of combined marketing, sales, corporate training and entrepreneurial expertise. As an entrepreneur, author, marketing coach and international speaker, she is passionate about empowering others to succeed in business and life.

Tarsha currently serves as the Director of the LiftFund Dallas Fort Worth Women’s Business Center. As director, Tarsha provides support and guidance to entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow their businesses, and connect them to additional business and financial resources in their community.

Tarsha is an engage member of the local business community and has received numerous awards including 40 Under 40 in Collin County, Business of the Year from the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce, Women in the Media Award and the Leadership Award from National Association of Women Business Owners. She is the immediate past-president of NAWBO’s Dallas chapter, and currently serves on the Dallas Independent School District’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee. Tarsha lists winning a contract with the National Football League for Super Bowl XLV as her biggest career defining moment to date.