Diversity Reboot Summit

Fund It: A Conversation with IFundWomen's Co-Founder on Making Your Big Idea a Reality

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Fund It: A Conversation with IFundWomen's Co-Founder on Making Your Big Idea a Reality

Are you a woman with a big idea? Then, IFundWomen is here to make it happen. IFundWomen is the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them with access to capital, coaching, and connections. For this conversation, we are joined by IFundWomen Co-Founder Kate Anderson to discuss why women are starting businesses 4.8 times faster than the national average, yet struggle to access capital without going into debt and how her organization is working to change this. Leading this converation will be Patrina Dixon, a Personal Finance Expert, International Speaker and an Award-Winning Author of the top-selling financial journal book series, “It’$ My Money”

Meet The Speakers

Kate Anderson
Kate Anderson
Co-founder and VP of Revenue Operations at IFundWomen
Kate Anderson is a leader in generating change and gender equality within the private fundraising space. As co-founder and Operations Director of IFundWomen, she has driven millions of dollars into the hands of female founders. IFundWomen's flexible crowdfunding platform combines a pay-it-forward model, expert startup coaching, professional video production, and a private community for its entrepreneurs, all with the goal of helping female entrepreneurs launch successful businesses. Prior to launching IFundWomen, Kate spent four years at Hines Interests, one of the largest and most respected real estate organizations in the world with more than $116 billion under management. Kate earned her BA from Colgate University and received a Masters of Professional Studies from Georgetown University.
Patrina Dixon, CFEI
Patrina Dixon, CFEI
Sr. National Account Manager, Award-Winning Author, Personal Finance Expert
I have over 27 years of experience in effectively managing diverse, national clients. My clients have a combined total of almost 100,000 employees and family members. I’ve demonstrated success in setting priorities, resolving problems and consistently achieving or exceeding company and client driven goals. I have also created and executed comprehensive service and wellness plans unique to each client and their employee population. I develop strategies aligned to my client's unique initiatives and goals for the overall health of their employees. I also enjoy partnering with various departments within the Cigna enterprise on projects to maintain and grow our membership. I am successful in building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, consultants and peers. I am also consistently sought out to interview, mentor and onboard new Account Managers with National Accounts. I served on the board of St Agnes Home from 2013 - 2018 and volunteers for many local community events. I am an award-winning author of It'$ My Money: A guided journal to help you manage your finances. Vol 1 of the 3 part series is now available on Amazon in English and Spanish and on Kindle. I am also a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI). Member: CAPA-Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association since 2016. Member: WomenUnited - United Way of Central Northwestern Connecticut #womenunited #unitedway