Corporate Fugees Founder, Nancy Chorpenning is deeply committed to empowering women worldwide to reach their full potential.
Here are some of the ways Nancy and Corp Fugees are supporting women at home and abroad.
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a Georgia nonprofit that provides business loans to underserved populations, especially to women. In addition, it offers services that cover the gamut from starting to growing a business and making it sustainable. Nancy helped establish ACE’s first Women’s Speed Coaching event, and participates as a coach to teach business planning.
Nancy just sponsored a fundraiser for ACE’s SBA Women’s Business Center with the Atlanta premiere screening of the inspiring documentary about women entrepreneurship, Dream, Girl. The event included a diverse group of 200 Atlanta Women Entrepreneurs the evening of September 13, and raised over $5,000 to support programming for women entrepreneurs!
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the largest and oldest nonprofit membership organization for women entrepreneurs across every industry. Nancy served on its National Board of Directors where the focus is on public policy at a state and national level. NAWBO founders were responsible for the passage of H.R. 5050, The Women’s Business Ownership Act that permitted women business owners to sign financial documents and secure credit cards in their business name without a male co-signer — as recently as 1988!
Having been a midlife Peace Corps Volunteer teaching young women in Papua New Guinea, Nancy has a first-hand understanding of the power of support directed to women. If you want to create change and build community, help a woman. She and her business participate regularly with Heifer International in their efforts to provide support for women’s groups, training in gender equality, and the means to send girls to school. She also participates in microloans to women through Kiva.