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Wells Fargo

"Wells Fargo recognized early on the power, drive and potential of women entrepreneurs, and we remain committed to helping them achieve continued success.  It is very exciting that we have arrived at a point where women business owners are recognized and appreciated for the important contributions they make to the U.S. economy."

Joy Ott

Wells Fargo Regional President, Montana & Women's Business Services National Spokesperson

Wells Fargo has a rich history of supporting women business owners and providing women access to capital and financial services. We are dedicated to helping women succeed financially - in business and personally.

In 1995, Wells Fargo became the first financial services provider in the country to establish a national outreach and education program to help women small business owners reach their financial goals, and we announced our first lending goal for women-owned businesses. Today, Wells Fargo is on track to meet its commitment of lending $55 billion to women-owned businesses in the U.S. by the year 2020. Wells Fargo  is proud to support national organizations that provide financial education and resources to serve the needs of small business owners. Wells Fargo began working with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 1996 to further reach women business owners national and locally. That commitment continues today with workshops, seminars, and new initiatives, such as Wells Fargo Works for Small Business SM, which is designed to provided products, financial resources and guidance to help businesses everywhere take the next step.

NAWBO/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award

Left to Right: Cynthia McClain-Hill (2008 National President, NAWBO), Marion Hook (Adobe Rose Inn; Phoenix, AZ); Assunta Ng (Seattle Chinese Post Inc./Northwest Asian Weekly; Seattle, WA); Virginia Madueño (IMAGEN LLC; Fresno, CA); Joy Ott (Regional President, Montana and Women’s Business Services National Spokesperson,Wells Fargo).

Wells Fargo and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) have joined together to present the NAWBO/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award as part of a continued commitment to recognize the success of women business owners nationwide. We provide cash grants and national recognition to three selected women entrepreneurs who have successfully developed unique products, services, or delivery channels as part of their business. View past recipients of the award.