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It's not news to us that there exists a gap in access to capital for women owned businesses. Stay updated on the latest news from First Women's Bank as we look to close the gender gap in lending and advance the role of women in the economy.

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FIRST WOMEN'S BANK IN THE NEWS

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Olympic champion and entrepreneur Allyson Felix joins First Women’s Bank to support the inclusive economy

WGN_MarianneLending a Hand: First women's bank aims to close 'gender lending gap'

CNBC_Marianne First Women’s Bank CEO on launch, getting capital to entrepreneurs

 

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 How One Chicago Bank Is Advancing Women in Business

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First Women’s Bank receives first new Illinois banking charter in over a decade

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Details on a new bank in Chicago focused on women-led small businesses

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A Conversation with Marianne Markowitz, CEO of First Women's Bank

 

Press Releases

First Women’s Bank announces ALLYSON FELIX as A strategic advisor.

December 1, 2022

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FIRST WOMEN’S BANK ANNOUNCES CORPORATE PARTNERS: AIRBNB, BCG, PRINCIPAL, SALESFORCE and envestnet.

December 1, 2022

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FIRST WOMEN’S BANK CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING. ANNOUNCES SOPHIA BUSH AND NIA BATTS AS STRATEGIC ADVISORS.

September 22, 2021

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FIRST WOMEN'S BANK ANNOUNCES CORPORATE MISSION PARTNERS: AON, WENDY'S, COMCAST CORPORATION, WILLIAM BLAIR AND THE WESTERN GOLF ASSOCIATION.

September 22, 2021

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FIRST WOMEN’S BANK RECEIVES FIRST ILLINOIS BANKING CHARTER IN MORE THAN A DECADE, WITH SUPPORT FROM INVESTORS INCLUDING BILLIE JEAN KING, BANK OF AMERICA AND FIDELITY INVESTMENTS.

July 7, 2021

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BILLIE JEAN KING COMMITTED TO INVEST IN FIRST WOMEN’S BANK AND SERVE AS BANK’S STRATEGIC ADVISOR ON GENDER EQUALITY.

March 24, 2021

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FIRST WOMEN’S BANK RECEIVES CONDITIONAL APPROVAL FROM FDIC; NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS.

July 16, 2020

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FIRST WOMEN’S BANK APPOINTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CHIEF RISK OFFICER; PREPARES TO LAUNCH $46.5 MILLION CAPITAL RAISE.

January 15, 2020

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FIRST WOMEN’S BANK SUBMITS FDIC APPLICATION; NAMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

September 23, 2019

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