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Women's money and women's businesses coming together for the good of all women

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This story appears in the August 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What if every woman in the United States donated $5 to a fund that would help women start businesses? Can you imagine the impact that would have?

Entrepreneurial activist Nell Merlino can. In fact, she's gone beyond imagining that scenario to turning it into a reality. This consultant who worked with the Ms. Foundation to help develop Take Our Daughters to Work Day has teamed up with media specialist Iris Burnett to form an Internet-based microloan fund for aspiring women entrepreneurs.

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