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

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

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

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

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