The B Corp Women CEOs supporting the We the Change movement are committed to creating a radically inclusive and richly regenerative global economy.
As business owners, we fully recognize that running a business during challenging times is not easy. Yet, within our community, we have the expertise, commitment, and support to help us navigate these unsettling times and come through stronger, together.
Note that all webinars will begin with a short yoga session with B Corp, Office Yoga.
Connecting Women Entrepreneurs with Capital
Access to capital is a key that unlocks many doors for people. Yet, so often, women and people of color seeking financing for their social enterprises are overlooked, underfunded, and locked out of conventional capital systems. We invite you to join B Corp Women CEOs in conversation with RSF Social Finance’s Deb Nelson and Alex Cabral to discuss RSF’s integrated capital approach to supporting women entrepreneurs. Learn more about RSF’s Women’s Capital Collaborative, a philanthropic initiative that partners with women-led social enterprises that are supporting and empowering women and girls. More than 50% of funding supports women of color.
Deb Nelson is Vice President of Client and Community Engagement at RSF Social Finance. She guides RSF’s fundraising, client stewardship and field building programs, including the Integrated Capital Institute. Deb landed at RSF after career paths in community development, retail, financial services and nonprofit networks. She is passionate about economic justice, women’s rights/human rights, and courageous leadership. Deb was executive director of Social Venture Network, a community of mission-driven entrepreneurs and investors, for 15 years. She was a director at Working Assets/CREDO Mobile and American Express, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. Deb has a BA in English from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. When she’s not at RSF, she enjoys exploring the Bay Area with her sons.
Alex Cabral is a member of the lending team at RSF Social Finance, where she conducts loan diligence, underwrites, and assists in managing RSF’s portfolio of 120+ loans to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises. Alex also co-manages RSF’s Women’s Capital Collaborative, a philanthropic fund that focuses on providing integrated capital to women-led businesses that support women and/or girls as a vital part of their business. An active member in the Bay Area community, she serves on the board of The Women’s Building (a women-led and women-focused community resource center) and on the Board of Regents for her alma mater, Santa Clara University.