Michigan Women Forward
Posted By: Hannah Heebner (July 8, 2021)
Michigan Women Forward (MWF) supports women (and specifically women of color) who want to start or grow a business but face barriers to obtaining small loans or other business support. MWF's goal is to economically empower women and improve their lives by providing microloans and wraparound programming for women entrepreneurs.
When COVID-19 hit in 2020, MWF provided lifechanging grants to several Plymouth and Canton women business owners so that they could continue to take care of their families and pay their staff.
MWF also runs summer camps for middle and high school girls focused on financial literacy, goal setting, and technology. They believe in the idea of women helping other women, and have a long term vision where Michigan women and girls women and girls are empowered to be leaders, inventors, dreamers and doers.