For women entrepreneurs, Ohio doesn't just boast creative financing opportunities, but examples of successful local businesswomen as well. American Banker recently listed the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, and as the Dayton Business Journal noted, three of the names on the list belong to professionals with ties to Ohio. These are Amy Brady, Helga Houston and Mary Walworth Navarro.
In general, the list presents a wide range of different positions, from CEO to CFO to General Counsel. Of the three, Walworth Navarro ranked highest at the No.14 spot for her work as the Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares' Senior EVP, retail and business banking director.
The source noted her attention to detail and success in promoting customer satisfaction as part of her key traits. Helga Houston, who placed at No. 24, also works at Huntington, as Chief Risk Officer, and was praised for her evaluation skills and due diligence framework. Houston reportedly steered her company through its largest acquisition deal to date.
Amy Brady, by comparison, placed between these two at the No. 21 position for her work as both Chief Information Officer and Technology and Operations Executive for the financial business KeyCorp. The entry said that she has sought to create "a culture of continuous improvement" alongside innovative new ideas for the company.
All of these examples show women in important financial positions in the Ohio area gaining national attention. Growth Capital offers support for loan programs, such as the SBA 504. We not only allow applicants to determine quickly if they're eligible, but also provide a detailed checklist to guide them through it. Get updates on our newest offerings by signing up for our mailing list here.