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Eastern Funding Hosts Successful Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Posted 11/19/2019

Eastern Funding, LLC, a leading financial lender to small and medium sized businesses, hosted its inaugural Women’s Business Leadership Conference on November 13, 2019 in New York City. The event, with a theme of Empowered Leadership, brought together women academics, entrepreneurs and other business professionals with the goal of shining the spotlight on leadership that can empower women to gain greater career equity and success.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Syleecia Thompson, drew on her experiences as an entrepreneur, author and business management professor at Berkeley College during her high energy and inspiring presentation. She offered tips that women can utilize in their daily individual journeys. From celebrating the little victories, to creating daily reminders and to-so lists, the strategies she shared were welcomed by the standing-room only audience.

Panel discussions dominated the remainder of the conference. Janytra Brooks of Brookline Bank moderated the panel discussions. The panelists shared their experiences and offered career enhancement strategies.  In a lively Q&A session, members of the audience posed questions to the panelists that covered topics ranging from the importance of a college degree to how to negotiate a raise. 

Nancy Robles-Guess, Executive Vice President at Eastern Funding commented: “Sexism is often subtle because it’s based on societal gender roles that challenge women in leadership. Women can change the narrative by creating awareness and highlighting specific instances. This event and others like it will help bolster the fight against biases and towards the goal of women being equal participants in business and career success”

The Women’s Business Leadership Conference was co-sponsored by Berkeley College and Brookline Bank.

About Eastern Funding

Eastern Funding LLC is a leading commercial lender to laundry, dry cleaner, grocery, specialty vehicle and other businesses nationwide. Since its inception in 1997, the company has financed more than $1.6 billion for new equipment, store acquisitions, real estate transactions, refinance and more. Eastern Funding LLC is a subsidiary of Brookline Bank. Visit to learn more

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