TruFund Financial Services, Inc. Launches the Women in Business: An EmpowHERment Program in Louisiana with Invitational Brunch on August 19  

August 18, 2017 - NEW ORLEANS - TruFund Financial Services, Inc. has partnered with Regions Bank to host an invitational brunch on Saturday, August 19, 2017, to kick off the Women in Business: An EmpowHERment Program. The national program is specifically tailored to female entrepreneurs in each of TruFund’s three markets (Louisiana, Alabama and New York) who want to learn innovative and cutting-edge ways to grow and further develop their businesses.

The EmpowHERment invitational brunch will take place at Café Reconcile in New Orleans from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Participating women business owners will have the opportunity to hear more about the training program and fill out an application to be selected to participate. To register, click here.

With more than 9 million women-owned businesses nationwide, American women are steadily stepping up and taking the lead in business ownership. In 2016, a study showed that women-owned businesses were growing at a rate 1.5 times faster than the national average with the state of Louisiana ranking #7 for women entrepreneurs.

"We are excited about this partnership with TruFund and this opportunity to assist small women owned businesses." said Mike Scott, Senior Vice President - Regional Community Affairs Manager.

“The launch of this program further expands our Women In Business brand allowing TruFund an opportunity to provide a select group of women with the necessary tools and information to grow their businesses,” said Myla R. Poree, Vice President & Managing Director of Louisiana for TruFund Financial Services, Inc. “Investing in women-owned businesses represents an investment in the communities they serve.”

TruFund’s Women in Business Program will conclude with the EmpowHERment Summit luncheon on Thursday, October 26, 2017, where participants will be presented with awards and hear from keynote speaker Sable Badaki of SheWorks, Inc. Tickets for this event will be available and open to the public.

"This program is a great resource for women entrepreneurs to learn how to grow their businesses with a tailored curriculum designed to meet their needs," said Program Manager, LaShaunda P. Rene’. "Helping small, minority and women-owned businesses has always been a priority for TruFund and we look forward to continuing that work through our Women in Business platform.”

For more information, call TruFund Financial Services, Inc. at 504.293.5550 or email Program Manager, LaShaunda P. Rene’ at




About TruFund Financial Services

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. is a wholly independent national non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). TruFund seeks to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing fair and accessible capital, hands-on technical assistance and innovative solutions to small businesses and nonprofit organization. To learn more about TruFund, visit

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 1,900 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at