Before 1988, a woman in the United States who wanted to start her own company was unable to do so without a male relative to co-sign her business loan. That was the year President Ronald Reagan signed the Women’s Business Ownership Act, which, among other things, sought to end discriminatory lending practices against women.
Though it’s been nearly 30 years since the signing of that law, many women still face an uphill battle when founding and financing their own business ventures. The Circular Summit, which just concluded its second annual gathering in Houston, seeks to help women overcome those challenges by providing collaboration, advice and networking opportunities.
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