Sherri Allen-Reeves is one of 100 women and nonbinary entrepreneurs in the United States selected to participate in the first PNC Bank + Coralus Collective (Collective), a cohort of entrepreneurs and financial advisors collaborating for growth and success.

Networking and learning from other entrepreneurs were primary reasons Allen-Reeves, an international speaker, coach and nonprofit leader in Chicago, applied to be part of the Collective. She wants to surround herself with entrepreneurs who share in her goal to grow her business and brand.

The initial call with the Collective members confirmed Allen-Reeves’ desire to be part of the Collective. “Everyone was warm and charming, offering suggestions on what I could do and how,” she said. “I’m gaining knowledge and best practices from business owners like me, and we are learning together. It's not intimidating because we're all women doing our best and trying to make it happen for ourselves and other women worldwide — an amazing thing.”

What is the PNC Bank + Coralus Collective?

In 2021, PNC launched a $1.257 million partnership with Coralus in tandem with Project 257®: Accelerating Women’s Financial Equality to address the economic gender gap and women’s unequal access to credit. The relationship expanded in 2022 when the PNC Bank + Coralus Collective was formed to gift Activator status in the Coralus community to 100 women or nonbinary U.S. business owners.

Collective participants have access to the global Coralus community, including Community Calls, events and learning series. In addition, each Activator is paired with a local PNC-Certified Women's Business Advocate and PNC hosts monthly educational and networking sessions for the Collective.

“Entrepreneurs tend to work in isolation, which can be challenging and limits the mindset of asking for help,” said Janaki Hadida, Coralus partnership development lead. “We encourage participants to ‘entrepreneur together,’ to build the muscle of asking for help by being ‘in community’ with each other. Entrepreneurs need a community sharing all kinds of resources, whether it’s your connections, your capital, your emotional support, your business as a customer, whatever it is you might need.”

Tapping into the Collective Experience

That idea of "entrepreneuring together” is one reason that Maura Clevenger, founder and CEO of In Concert with Good in Seattle, joined the Collective. “What I love is all of us supporting each other,” said Clevenger. “Being a Coralus Activator allows me to connect with other entrepreneurs, to learn new skills, and be exposed to a variety of perspectives.”

Clevenger sees power in the PNC and Coralus collaboration and is confident she’ll reach her goals with the Collective’s incredible learning and support systems.

“Tapping into PNC expertise is a true gift. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be part of this Collective. I am bursting with the endless possibilities of working together for a better world.”


Meet the Activators 

View a list of the PNC + Coralus Collective members at

Apply for the 2024 PNC Bank + Coralus Collective:

Are you interested in being part of a cohort of entrepreneurs and financial advisors who are collaborating for growth and success? Applications for the Collective open in fall 2023. For more information, please visit:

Business Name City State
ResearchPRO, LLC Columbus Ohio
What Works Studio LLC Baltimore MD
Sherri Speaks, LLC Chicago IL
SpellRead Works Frederick MD
Polaris Concierge Glen Ellyn IL
Taxley Cincinnati OH
Millennium Properties & Mgt. Co LLC Waterford MI
ULEAD Pittsburgh PA
Wine Down Nashville Nashville TN
Factora LLC Austin TX
Nurse Practitioners of Florida St. Petersburg FL
Bussert Medical, Inc. Nashville IN
Relish Catering LLC Rockville MD
Easy Oat Burgers Myesrville MD
The RCC Group Inc. Stockbridge GA
Ciconia Medical San Diego CA 
Blue Ocean Global Wealth Gaithersburg MD
In Concert with Good Edmonds WA
Brew & Sip Coffee Bar Louisville KY
Activate World Wide LLC New Rochelle NY
Danzell Wellness Group, PLLC Bolingbrook IL
Purpose Purchase Philadelphia PA 
Vivid Pixel Studio Garrett IN
SHIFT Work & Play Frederick MD
Unique Essentials Louisville KY
Womb Intensive Systematic Holistic Care Philadelphia PA
Catalyst4 Center Valley PA
NKS Sports Group Elmsford NY
Dirty Celebrity Jersey City NJ
DiaM Life Inc. Plantation FL
14 Parish Restaurant and Rhum Bar Chicago IL 
All In One Management & Services, Inc. Springfield IL
Heavenly Real Estate LLC Indianapolis IN
Heavenly Hands Healthcare LLC Saint Louis MO
Ray Management Group LLC Florissant MO
Creating Fierce Female Titans, LLC Wooster OH
love, Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA
Cirkled In Inc. Bellevue WA
Kodewin Systems Dublin OH
Hathaway Miranda LLC Chicago IL
Gifts for Good, LLC Los Angeles CA
ReacHER Project Glenwood MD
Magnum Group Inc. Philadelphia PA
La Tarjeteria LLC Duluth GA
Etten J & Co Photography & Custom Buttons, LLC Daphne AL
Community Dollar Louisville KY
J and Z Creative Solutions LLC Riverside NJ
workability LLC Bend OR 
Achievement in Motion, LLC Pittsburgh PA
Linden Square Fort Wayne IN
Magical Sweets & Savory Treats By Bridget LLC Albuquerque NM
Lockerbie & Co. Passaic NJ
Curvy Closet Springfield IL
Something Classic/The Mother Earth Group Charlotte NC
EM and EM ASIAN Asian Halal Grocery LLC Stone Mountain GA
We Sparkle Co. Minneapolis MN
Birches Brand Boerne TX
eddy Design Group Wildwood MO
Solstice LLC South Dartmouth MA
Mitchells Transport Oakland CA
MomSub Woodridge IL
Longview Education Wyndmoor PA
La Cita Cherry Hill NJ
Neptune's Mūn LLC Haslet TX
Cakewalk Chicago chicago IL
Go 2 Girl LLC Shelbyville KY
RAYNE IX Milwaukee WI
Franklin Hill Vineyards Bangor PA 
FastSigns Pittsburgh PA
Karo Aesthetics & Ink LLC Tempe AZ
Arlean Richards LLC Las Vegas NV
The Goat Milk Soap Store Pomona KS
Jozu for Women Inc Miami FL
Shooting Star Gardens, llc Shoreline WA
Libérate Life Coaching Chicago IL
GCL Enterprises Newark NJ
Skidmore Consulting LLC New Smyrna Beach FL
Self-Care Senorita Baden PA
Experience Relish, Inc. Detroit MI
IAMUS Consulting, Inc. Sykesville MD
Elderly Care Concepts Ferguson MO
Omi Wellness & Counseling Katy TX
KD7 Enterprises Inc Raleigh NC
Tommy Wong Select Saint Louis MO
DN Organics Reading PA 
Aromatherapy Healing Place LLC Kansas City KS
SueLOU's N SUSIE's Ferguson MO
DUES24, LLC Louisville KY
Build Diversity Better, LLC Southfield MI
Corbett Mitchell Media Duncanville TX