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Small Business Investors Alliance (SBIA) – 60 Years of Stellar Accomplishments

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The Small Business Investors Alliance (SBIA) was formed in 1958. My firm, Ironwood Capital, joined SBIA with the formation of our first fund in 2001. Our experience has been overwhelmingly positive and we were delighted to join the recent celebration, recognizing SBIA for 60 years of stellar accomplishments. SBIA defines itself as “the association of […]

Mentoring Small Businesses at the Inner City Capital Connections National Conference

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On November 17th, Ironwood Capital was invited to participate in the 12th Annual Inner City Capital Connections National Conference. It’s been my pleasure to have been part of events sponsored by Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) for several years and to have encouraged members of the Ironwood team to participate as well. ICCC is a […]

Access to Growth and Venture Capital for Women-Owned Businesses

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I was honored to participate in a panel on July 26th hosted by the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). The panel topic was “Encouraging Venture Capital Investment in Women-Owned Business.” My other panelists were Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO, Women’s Business Development Center; Samara Mejia Hernandez, Senior Associate, Math […]

Launch of an Exciting New Public – Private Diversity Initiative – ONBOARD

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On October 13th I was fortunate to participate on a panel discussing the benefits of diversity, as part of the official launch of the Small Business Administration’s ONBOARD (Open Network for Board Diversity) initiative.  The event was held at the Library of Congress and attended by business, education and government leaders. What is ONBOARD ONBOARD […]

On the Value of Mentoring

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I was reminded recently that January was National Mentoring Month. It prompted me to think about my own experiences, what we do at Ironwood Capital to mentor and develop our team members and how we reach out to others. I am extremely grateful to my first mentor – Eileen Kraus. Our relationship has spanned 35 years, […]

Improving the Environment for Connecticut Manufacturers

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On January 11th I was honored to attend an event organized by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) hosted by Brian Montanari, president and CEO of HABCO Industries, one of Ironwood Capital’s portfolio companies. At the event, Governor Malloy cited HABCO as an outstanding example of a thriving aerospace company that has […]

My Take-Away from the Women in Investing Roundtable

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On May 28th I participated in the Women in Investing Roundtable, hosted by the White House Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration. In attendance was an impressive collection of women in senior positions within the investment industry, policy leaders and senior administration officials. It was an honor to be part of this gathering […]