Addressing Barriers to Wealth-building for Women

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

While women have made great strides towards achieving economic equality, barriers to asset building still limit women’s progress. Woodstock Institute and Chase Bank invite you to a discussion of the challenges to building wealth that women face and how we can address them. The panelists will examine barriers to housing and small business credit for women and ways we can expand access so that women can build equity, buy and maintain affordable housing, and expand their businesses.

Addressing Barriers to Wealth-building for Women: Research, Products, and Policies on Home and Small Business Assets

June 19, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Chase Tower
21 S. Clark St., 56th Floor
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Welcome from JPMorgan Chase Midwest Chair Melissa Bean and Woodstock Institute President Dory Rand, 1:15 – 1:30

Buying, Keeping, and Modifying Homes, 1:30 – 2:30

  • Spencer Cowan, Woodstock Institute
  • Kimberly Nevels, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Candace Baldwin, Capital Impact Partners
  • Moderator: Naomi Camper, Head, Office of Nonprofit Engagement, JPMorgan Chase

Women Small Business Owners’ Need for Capital, 2:45 – 3:45

  • Emilia DiMenco, Women’s Business Development Center
  • Robin Lee Greiner, Accion Chicago
  • Paras Desai, City of Chicago 
  • Andrea Herrera, Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering
  • Moderator: Laura Helmuth, Business Banking Market Manager, JPMorgan Chase



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