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Stephanie Jiroch: Winner of the 2024 Great Companies International Women Entrepreneur Award

Name: Stephanie Jiroch

Business Name: Female Founders Alliance of Nevada

Location: Reno , USA

Establishment (Year): 2023

Category: Training & Coaching

Profession/ Specialty: Business Development Training Platform


Social Media: LinkedIn

Company Detail:

Female Founders Alliance of Nevada (FFAN) is dedicated to providing comprehensive educational resources and fostering strategic networking opportunities tailored specifically for female entrepreneurs in Nevada. FFAN organizes monthly, quarterly, and annual digital and in-person educational events, networking sessions, and business development training to support female entrepreneurs in developing, launching, and scaling their ideas. As a membership-based organization, FFAN uses an online platform to deliver top business resources to this growing segment of founders. Launched in Q4 of 2023, FFAN has witnessed exceptional interest from Nevada-based female entrepreneurs. Nevada, being a designated tech hub, serves as a launchpad for entrepreneurial endeavors to boost the economy, and FFAN aims to support female business owners in the state to achieve their business goals.

Unique Selling Proposition:

FFAN distinguishes itself as the first digital training platform in Nevada dedicated to female founders. The organization focuses on supporting and empowering female founders, aiming to boost women-owned businesses in the state. This makes FFAN the first female-focused platform for entrepreneurs in Nevada.

Challenges Faced During the Journey:

The founder of FFAN, being a woman and business owner herself, is well-acquainted with the unique challenges in the female founder space. With a decade of experience working with multiple start-ups, she has observed the difficulties women encounter in raising funds and accessing resources for business building. This experience has been integral to the platform's development, and there is a concerted effort to collaborate with other organizations in Nevada to enhance access to resources.

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs:

Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to trust their instincts and not shy away from taking calculated risks. It's emphasized that the most significant opportunities often exist just outside one's comfort zone. Therefore, women should approach the unknown with confidence and curiosity.



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