Banking on Women™

Banking on Women™  is a comprehensive program that provides women entrepreneurs with the training, mentoring and microloans to build their businesses.  By investing in women entrepreneurs, the program supports job creation/retention and economic development in Salt Lake City.

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 educational course on building and operating a small business;
  • Engage in mentoring opportunities with GE Capital volunteers;
  • Access microenterprise loans through the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund; and
  • Attend special events with program participants and partners.

with labelFemale entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their microenterprise are encouraged to apply.  Class size is held to 15 people.  Banking on Women—Class 11 has not yet been scheduled.   Please email Kathy Ricci at to be added to a waiting list.

Click to hear what one participant has to say about the Banking on Women(TM) program.

“The GE Banking on Women program came at a critical time in my business. I had seen enormous competition in the local markets from companies who were willing and able to throw lots of money at their products, but who didn’t necessarily deliver on quality. The program helped me realize the value of my company, and to develop ways to further enhance the sales and marketing end of my business.

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

 Learn more about other Banking on Women participants!


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