The Women, LLC of Knoxville is a group of six Black women who saw that there is a lack of capital and other economic resources available for Black business owners who want to expand and those beginning their journey to entrepreneurship but didn’t have access to funds to get started.
Our mission is to create avenues to financing
for small business expansions and start-ups
through various means such as crowdsourcing,
community funding, and real estate investment clubs.
We knew this was a major contributor to the 42% poverty rate among black Knoxvillians.
A group of women met to discuss the problem and determined they could do something about it; that day, The Women was formed.