Insights for Women
in Business

PNC's online publication offers
business ideas and financial tips.

Note From The Editor

Beth Marcello

Beth Marcello, director of women’s
business development at PNC

If civilians can fly themselves into space — as happened twice this summer — just 60 years after the first NASA astronaut accomplished this feat, should it really take another two-and-a-half centuries to close the economic gender gap?

Not if PNC can help it!

When the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Equity Gap Report revealed that it would take a jaw-dropping 257 more years for women to economically catch up to men unless the pace of progress significantly accelerated, we took it on as a challenge. Our new initiative,  Project 257℠: Accelerating Women’s Financial Equality, is how PNC will help close the gap.

 



Four reasons for the gap are issues we believe that PNC can help address:
 

  • To tackle the underrepresentation of women in high-growth industries and high-wage roles, expect PNC to deliver more inspirational content about women who are breaking barriers – like this issue’s cover story on women in sports. We believe, as the saying goes, “If you can see it, you can be it.”
  • To confront the issue of pay disparities, PNC strives to serve as a role model employer, and we’ll share the many steps we’re taking to achieve equity for our women employees.
  • Our new three-year, $1.257 million partnership with the global nonprofit SheEO, which provides 0% interest business loans to entrepreneurs, is one way that PNC is strengthening our focus on expanding women’s access to credit to help close the economic gender gap. Additionally, we will continue to monitor our policies and practices for evaluating creditworthiness, and our thousands of PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocates will initiate more conversations with more women about the benefits of borrowing from the bank instead of their savings.
  • The disproportionate burden of unpaid domestic work that women shoulder is another big contributor to the 257-year gap. Even in the United States, women do twice the amount of caregiving as men. PNC is the financial institution uniquely positioned to confront this issue through our $500 million early childhood education initiative, PNC Grow Up Great®. The initiative supports early childhood education programs and organizations, including daycare centers -- support that positively impacts not only families and caregivers, but also the female workforce that leads these organizations and the next generation of women.

With PNC's Project 257℠, our hope is to call attention to the absurdity of the economic gender gap and motivate others to help eliminate these barriers. One way you can help: join us in supporting SheEO by becoming an Activator. You can learn more about SheEO and Project 257℠ at pnc.com/women and please follow PNC on LinkedIn and Facebook, @PNCBank on Instagram, and @PNCNews and @PNCBank on Twitter to stay informed and spread the word.

 




Fall & Winter 2021 Edition

Running Your Business

Careers & Kids: How to Combat Mom Guilt

As more women take leadership roles, they’ve put practices in place to help combat the “mom guilt” that often comes from time missed with family while chasing career ambitions.

2 min read

Manage Business Finances

How SheEO Transforms Entrepreneurial Funding and Support

Its 0% interest loans and global support system benefit businesses like Brown Toy Box.

2 min read

Running Your Business

Best Practices to Support Female Employees

To attract female talent back to your workplace, consider these changes.

1 min read

Running Your Business

Four Women in Sports Discuss the Road to the Top

In the world of sports, women who have managed to find success continue to see both promising advances as well as hope for improvements.

6 min read

Manage Business Finances

Q&A with a WBA

Cathleen Walker discusses how Low Cash Mode can help customers move forward financially.

2 min read

Manage Business Finances

How Women Are Changing Philanthropy for the Better

Apply these insights to your own charitable donations.

3 min read

Manage Business Finances

Three Tips for Salary Negotiation

Negotiating a salary can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. When you’re up for a new job or a promotion, head into your salary talks armed with these tips.

1 min read

Spring & Summer 2021 Edition

Manage Business Finances

The Pandemic Squeeze and How Working Mothers Can Recover

The pandemic upended everything about work and life, but few were more affected than working moms.

5 min read

Growing Your Business

Jessica O. Matthews Channels New Energy to find her True North

Get to know the 2021 Women in Business Week Keynote Speaker, Jessica O. Matthews.

3 min read

Manage Business Finances

Aligning Your Portfolio to Your Personal Values

Responsible Investing is changing the dynamics between investor values and the ways they achieve their financial goals

3 min read

Running Your Business

Finding Success During Difficult Times

How These Entrepreneurs Saved Their Business During the Shutdown

4 min read

Manage Business Finances

Q&A with Mary Ashenbrenner, a PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocate (WBA)

Learn why firms with partner structures can benefit from a blend of corporate banking and personal wealth management services

3 min read

Manage Business Finances

Lessons from a Seasonal Business: Thriving Despite the Highs and Lows

Four Strategies for Year-Round Success.

4 min read

Fall & Winter 2020 Edition

Manage Business Finances

Do You Need a Business Prenup?

Planning ahead for the unexpected can help safeguard your business.

2 min read

Manage Business Finances

Life Insurance Lessons

Understanding the Value of Home Work.

3 min read

Manage Business Finances

Is a High-Deductible Health Plan Right for You or Your Business?

PNC experts discuss healthcare options for employees and businesses to consider.

2 min read

Manage Business Finances

How Ellen Latham Transformed a Career Setback into Orangetheory Fitness

The founder discusses the early days of building one of the country’s fastest-growing fitness franchises and what she’s learned along the way.

5 min read

Manage Business Finances

Why Including “Enabled” Employees is Good for Business

An intentional push toward hiring and developing employees with disabilities can strengthen teams, performance and innovative thinking.

7 min read

Manage Business Finances

The Agitators Stirs up the Past and Present in Philadelphia

Staged to commemorate the 19th Amendment centennial, a play about the real-life friendship and rivalry between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass started an even more relevant discussion about race and equity.

2 min read

Manage Business Finances

Healthy Eating Made Easy

An Entrepreneur’s Meal Delivery Business Takes Off.

4 min read

Let's Start a Conversation.

Contact Us

 

Please complete and submit the form below and a PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocate will be in touch with you.

* Required fields.

Are you a current PNC client?*
Preferred method of contact*

Important Information & Disclosures

Project 257 is a service mark of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

The seminar and/or webinar and materials that you will view were prepared for general information purposes only by the speaker and are not intended as legal, tax or accounting advice or as recommendations to engage in any specific transaction, including with respect to any securities of PNC, and do not purport to be comprehensive. Under no circumstances should any information contained in the presentation, the webinar, or the materials presented be used or considered as an offer or commitment, or a solicitation of an offer or commitment, to participate in any particular transaction or strategy. Any reliance upon any such information is solely and exclusively at your own risk. Please consult your own counsel, accountant or other advisor regarding your specific situation. Neither PNC Bank nor any other subsidiary of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. will be responsible for any consequences of reliance upon any opinion or statement contained here, or any omission. The opinions expressed in these materials or videos are not necessarily the opinions of PNC Bank or any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees.

Read a summary of privacy rights for California residents which outlines the types of information we collect, and how and why we use that information.