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Banking on Women™

Thinking about starting a business? Need the tools, support, and financial resources to turn your business idea into reality? The Salt Lake Banking on Women™ program can help you plan, launch, and grow your own business.
Apply Now

Banking on Women™

Thinking about starting a business? Need the tools, support, and financial resources to turn your business idea into reality? The Salt Lake Banking on Women™ program can help you plan, launch, and grow your own business.

Apply Now


Banking on Women

Banking on Women

Banking on Women™  is a Synchrony Bank philanthropic program that seeks to empower women by providing them with the knowledge and resources necessary to create opportunities for themselves, transform their lives and make their dreams come true.

Now in its 6th year, the program provides female business owners with small business financial education classes, mentoring, and the opportunity to apply for a microenterprise loan. By investing in women entrepreneurs, the program supports job creation/retention and economic development in our local communities.

Banking on Women™ Salt Lake

With more than 120 graduates the Salt Lake metro area program involves the collaborative efforts of Synchrony Bank, the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Westminster College to:

  • Offer training and support through an in-person 15-week hands-on business fundamental training
  • Provide mentoring opportunities with Synchrony Bank volunteers
  • Provide access to microenterprise loans for qualified program participants
  • Raise awareness for opportunities for women in the larger Salt Lake community


Who Can Apply

Banking on Women is designed for women who are not able to access traditional sources of funding for their businesses. Female entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their microenterprise are encouraged to apply. A microenterprise business is defined as a small business with five or fewer employees that requires less than $50,000 to start and is too small to qualify for commercial banking services.

Banking on Women™ 2017-2018

  • Summer Class (Salt Lake area): starts August 31, 2017.Application deadline: August 14, 2017
  • Spring Class (Southern Utah): starts January 2018.Application deadline: January 8, 2018

How it Works

Starting your own business is never easy. This program is designed to give you the right combination of support you will need to succeed.

If admitted into the Banking on Women program, you will

  • Participate in a 15-week hands-on business fundamentals training
  • Engage in mentoring opportunities with volunteers
  • Access microenterprise loans through the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund
  • Attend special events with program participants and partners

How to Apply

Follow this link and fill out the application:

Apply now!

Questions about the Salt Lake Banking on Women program may be directed via email to Danielle at dlower@umlf.com

Recent Banking on Women Participants

  • Soul of Salt Lake – Food Truck
  • AJ’s Treehouse – Drop in and hourly daycare
  • Flavor of Seoul – Authentic Korean Restaurant
  • Breakthrough Body Works – Sports and Wellness
  • Sublime Care Services – Home Health Assistance
  • Passion for Painting – Painting and sewing classes and supplies
  • Meth Mob – Cleaning of homes where meth was used or produced
  • Essential Oils to Go – High Quality Essential Oils
  • Polished – Mobile Shoe Shine

I also think it was invaluable meeting other women business owners who faced similar challenges. I have remained close with my class members, and I think we will continue to call on each other in the future for support, encouragement, and ideas.

Angelina Sutcliffe

GF Squared

The program was very valuable to me.  I learned many concepts further in depth than I previously knew and the cash flow lessons we had were something I definitely needed and will be using in my business.  The class helped me prepare to open and to have confidence in my plan and its likelihood of success.  Stacy Foster

Mineral and Matter

Just wanted to let you know that I am LOVING the Banking on Women course.  It has been inspiring and extremely helpful.  This course has really helped to keep me on track of starting my business this fall/winter.    I highly recommend this class.  It has been invaluable! Aubrey Leong

What one participant has to say about the Banking on Women(TM) program
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