According to a press release from KeyBank, April 8, 2009:
"Providing more than $3 billion to women-owned businesses since 2005 proves the strength of women business owners despite the ongoing challenges of current economic conditions," said Maria Coyne, executive vice president and Key4Women founder. "We continue to seek out and find women who are growing their businesses responsibly and well even during these difficult economic times. We are pleased to be able to help these companies survive and thrive."
Women business owners who bank with KeyBank can enroll for free in Key4Women, a membership program that offers exclusive invitations to networking events, free publications, and a dedicated “relationship manager” to help you grow your business.
But Keybank doesn't just lend money to women, it mentors them through a unique program called "Key4Women."
- Exclusive members-only access to key.com, email newsletters, use of the Key4Women Resource Centers, local networking events, and educational opportunities such as roundtables, financial forums, local speakers, and online content.
- Key4Women members also have access to partnerships with other local and national organizations that support women-owned businesses, including the Center for Women's Business Research, the Women Presidents' Organization, and NAWBO.
- The Key4Women Resource Centers provide a place for women in business to meet, seek and find resources, and access financial expertise through Key4Women Relationship Managers.
Cleveland-based KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $98 billion. KeyBank, a leader in diversity, is also the nation’s twelfth largest branch network of banks.
Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally.