Every move matters when you’re paving the way

Women face unique challenges and barriers as they work to pursue their dreams. That’s why we’re dedicated to supporting women business owners every day with powerful digital tools, access to capital, industry partnerships and more.

Building a network of support

Lighting the way

When Mei Xu immigrated to the U.S. in 1991, she had no way of knowing the impact her future businesses would one day make. Fast forward 31 years, and her hard work has paid off as the founder of Yes She May and household name, Chesapeake Bay Candle.

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Bank of America + Marie Claire

In partnership with Marie Claire, Carol Lee Mitchell, head of small business, specialty & consumer vehicle lending strategy at Bank of America, sat down to discuss the outlook for small businesses. Hear how she breaks down the optimistic upturn of consumer spending in a post-pandemic economy and the remaining challenges that many women small business owners still face.

“Building While Flying” presented by Bank of America and Luminary

Bank of America and Luminary hosted a dynamic live event, “Building While Flying: How Women and Minority Owners Can Soar in 2022”, to explore the challenges women business owners often face. The event offered insightful panel discussions, support networks for local entrepreneurs and the opportunity for attendees to speak with Bank of America representatives.

Paving the way for women of color

When it came time to pivot her business to meet the challenges of today’s market, the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell program helped Tina Fears, founder of Stage Ready LLC, sharpen her skills so she and her business could continue to thrive.

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Create & Cultivate

In collaboration with Mastercard and Bank of America, Create and Cultivate created a content hub of expert advice and insights and from female industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

Resources & Articles

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Access to CDFI partners

Grow your business with a loan from a Community Development Financial Institution. Use the search tool to find a CDFI near you.

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Small Business Resources1

Find resources, tips and advice from small business experts and learn how to get certified as a woman and/or minority-owned business.

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Access to Capital Directory

Bank of America’s Access to Capital Directory for Women Entrepreneurs is a comprehensive database designed to help women business owners learn about sources of funding, including equity, loans and grants.

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Women & Minority Business Owner Spotlight

We surveyed women and minority small business owners about the impact of the pandemic, their goals and priorities, and the effect of community on their business.

Our ongoing commitment & support

Bank of America’s commitment to equality and economic opportunity

See how we are connecting diverse people and communities to good jobs, ensuring adequate access to health care, providing access to capital to grow small businesses, and building a solid base of affordable housing.

Solutions that fit your business

From local businesses to global ones, our powerful digital tools, insights and experts can help transform the way you do business.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Women play a key role in creating economic growth, despite the continued challenge of access to capital and resources. That’s why Bank of America’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs is working to help women make the connections they need to help their businesses thrive.

Partnering with the Tory Burch Foundation

In 2014, Bank of America and the Tory Burch Foundation launched The Tory Burch and Bank of America Capital Program. In partnership, we were able to deploy more than $46 million in capital within the first five years, helping more than 2,500 women entrepreneurs across 17 states grow their businesses. 

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