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WEX Is Helping Women Understand What Type Of Funding They Need

WASHINGTON D.C.  – When you’re looking for an infusion of capital to grow your business, understanding your long-term goals will help you decipher what type of funding you need. This was just one of the lessons explained today to hundreds of women at the Women Empower X (WEX) conference in Washington D.C.

In the breakout session titled, “How to Finance Your Business to Accelerate Growth,” women learned the difference between traditional business funding and venture capital for high-growth startups. Here are a few of the highlights led by moderator Melissa Reaktenwalt of EViE Financial Group and speakers Amanda Gant of Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Laura Zaim of Unovis Partners, Lilian Ting of Select Venture Partners and Arion Long of Femly.

HOW AN INFUSION OF CASH CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS. – Arion Long

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EQUITY-FREE OPTIONS. – Amanda Gant

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ACCEPTING VENTURE CAPITAL. – Lilian Ting 

In its third year, WEX D.C. is the brainchild of entrepreneur Alexa Carlin. the purpose of the event is to bring together the most powerful and inspiring women with a focus on providing the knowledge, tools and community to help take their business and life to the next level. WEX is currently hosted in four cities annually, including Raleigh, North Carolina and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Natasha Zena

Around age eight Natasha Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She is the co-founder of Lioness, the digital magazine for female entrepreneurs, and the first media outlet solely dedicated to helping women launch and scale high-growth startups. Natasha was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. She has mentored women entrepreneurs at a number of accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences, including The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, Calif. Natasha is also the author of the popular whitepaper, "How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021." In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun.

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