Meet 4 Black Women Fighting For Inclusive Economic Growth

Media February 1, 2023

“Mendez continued, ‘I think Grameen America and our Elevate program share a lot of values with Maggie Lena Walker. We are here to reach communities of color who are facing these systemic barriers to access to financial services—in the same way Maggie Lena Walker did in her town, starting St. Luke’s Penny Savings Bank. It makes me really think about celebrating women who are carrying on Walker’s legacy today, by creating opportunities for economic advancement in underserved communities. I hope that if she were here today, she’d be proud.’”

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