Women are getting down to business in Connecticut. And there are funding programs ready to support their ventures. In January the Women’s Business Development Council opened a new round of equity match grants for small businesses run by women. And a national microloan group is investing in more than 300 low-income women in New Haven.

So will this trend help small women-owned businesses in Connecticut to thrive, 3 years after the pandemic shutdown? And can these programs get more women to become successful entrepreneurs?

We speak with the CEO of the Women’s Development Council, a New Haven resident who runs her own brewery company, and a young woman in Bridgeport who started her own micro business.


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