From the authors of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a discussion on Women in Technology, to our Keynote Speaker, Jessica O. Matthews – who invented the SOCCKET (an energy-generating soccer ball) at the age of 19, and founded Uncharted Power, a sustainable infrastructure company – we have a little bit of something for everyone in our lineup.
Women play a powerful role in business and communities
Did you know?
● Women are the sole or primary financial supporter in approximately 40% of households with children.
● As of 2019, there are 12.9 million women-owned small businesses, employing millions of workers, with trillions in revenue.
● Women-owned startups have been outpacing men-owned startups for several decades.
● Privately held, women-owned companies are the fastest growing business segment.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented a lot of challenges to businesses, including women-owned businesses, impacting them in ways we never expected. I am proud of how PNC and the Business Banking team continues to support our female clients every day, especially throughout the pandemic. We have worked tirelessly over the past year to provide Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to women-owned small businesses and continue to do so today.
Since 2006, PNC has formalized a strategy that focuses on the development and growth of women-owned businesses, as well as businesses run by women. Our business bankers have the knowledge and insights valuable to women-owned businesses across various industries and segments. Whether our female clients are dentists, plumbers, lawyers, fitness instructors or tech entrepreneurs, we offer a differentiated approached based on the industry that supports and enables financial wellness for our women business clients.
Bankers certified to support women-owned businesses
PNC offers a network of more than 3,000 bankers who are PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocates (WBA). These banker advocates go through a rigorous program to ensure we are meeting the needs of our female financial decision makers. The certified WBAs are committed to supporting women-owned businesses and women financial decision makers by providing the right solutions, financial education and resources, as well as the opportunity to network with other women-owned and run businesses.
We know that by supporting the financial wellness journey of women-owned business clients, we are also supporting the wellness of our communities and the development and growth of the local economies. For this, PNC has continued to focus on its strategy to be the financial institution women business owners seek in order to achieve their financial wellness goals.
Visit pnc.com/women for more information on resources PNC has available to women-owned businesses, and all female financial decision makers.
Throughout his 28-year tenure with PNC, Ehab Hammad has held various leadership roles within the Retail organization, currently serving as Head of Business Banking. He has been recognized for cultivating winning teams that deliver impactful results within fast-paced, dynamic environments. Ehab serves on the Board of Directors for KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore and Opera Philadelphia. He received undergraduate degrees from Alexandria University and Spring Garden College and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Philadelphia University. Ehab and his family reside in the Greater Philadelphia area.