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Plum Alley’s Deborah Jackson Helps Women Crowdfund Their Businesses

Deborah jackson/CEO Plum Alley

Deborah Jackson, Founder and CEO of Plum Alley

By Gloria Feldt (@GloriaFeldt)/January 20, 2015

TWITTER: @plumalleyco

I am particularly interested in the issues facing intrepid women who are starting companies. CNBC recently had a fascinating piece reporting that women own one-third of businesses now. That’s nine million in the United States alone and those generate about 1.4 trillion dollars in sales. Wow!

However, when you dig down a little deeper, you find that women own less than 10% of the high growth firms. In looking to find out why that gap exists, I was delighted to put that question to Deborah Jackson, CEO of Plum Alley. She established her e-commerce crowdfunding site with the purpose of connecting women with money and finding sources for the capital they need.

“Women actually want a different look and feel; they want a community. They operate differently. Their companies are different; their dreams are different. So we created a very robust and powerful platform for women…”  Deborah Jackson

What a great idea! Deborah says women can change the world with their entrepreneurial businesses and she’s out to enable them to make that important contribution. Here’s an excerpt of my interview on The Women’s Eye Radio Show….   [Read more…]

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