Bank celebrates launch and grand opening in Chicago

Glenview, Ill. – The Western Golf Association has established a partnership with First Women’s Bank (the Bank), which celebrated its launch and grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at its flagship location in Chicago, Illinois.

Attendees at the grand opening included Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, investor and tennis legend Billie Jean King and bank strategic advisors Sophia Bush and Nia Batts.

First Women’s Bank is a first-of-its-kind, purpose-driven bank with a mission to grow the economy and advance the role of women within it. The Bank is the only women-founded, women-owned and women-led commercial bank in the country with a strategic focus on serving the women’s economy.

As a Mission Partner, alongside Aon, Wendy’s, Comcast and William Blair, the WGA is supporting the Bank through FDIC-insured mission deposits that will help expand economic opportunity for the women’s economy and women-owned businesses.

“We are thrilled to partner with First Women’s Bank in support of their work to provide more opportunities for women,” said WGA Chairman Kevin Buggy. “At the WGA and Evans Scholars Foundation, we’re committed to establishing life-changing opportunities for young women on the golf course. Through caddying, they learn life lessons that establish a foundation for future professional success. We’re proud to support the work of an organization that is dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women achieve success in the professional world, through access to capital.”

“The potential for First Women’s Bank to drive social change and to help bridge the gender and racial lending gaps is enormous,” said Bank President and CEO Marianne Markowitz. “We will draw significant strength in that effort from our partners.”