The Women's Venture Fund (WVF) Announces New Board Members

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Women's Venture Fund, a non-profit organization supporting women entrepreneurs in the NYC metro area, names five new members to its Board of Advisors.

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The Women’s Venture Fund, the only non-profit certified Community Development Financial Institution offering advisory services, training programs and loans to women-owned businesses in the New York metro area has just announced the addition of five new board members:

  • Julie Kampf is the founder and CEO of JBK Associates International. JBK helps Fortune 500 companies build high performance teams and was recently named one of the top 500 Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S. by Diversity
  • Yamila Constantino Mendez is an award-winning journalist, media executive, content creator and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. She is a principal and VP of Content and Production for eContenido and eContent Health, an international TV production company.
  • Audrey Siegel is a Managing Partner at Assembly where she helped build a communications agency from the ground up. This award-winning media agency now has 450 employees and over 100 clients.
  • Stacey Maman is a Managing Principal and the Director of Investor Relations and Business Development at Monarch Alternative Capital LP. She serves on the board of Saving Mothers, an organization dedicated to eradicating preventable maternal deaths and birth-related complications in the developing world.
  • Harriette Owens Waldron is co-founder of Kelly/Waldron and was a partner at PSKW, recognized in Philadelphia and New Jersey as top growth companies within a three-year time frame. Kelly/Waldron introduced what is now called the ‘aftermarket’ by mining the large data sets of clients like Bristol-Myers and Pfizer to cre.ate successful direct mail programs. As co-founder of PSKW, Harriette marketed the POS (point-of-sale) co-pay reimbursement program that has become the gold standard in the industry today.

“By expanding the board with members of such outstanding contributions in their fields, WVF is assured of achieving its strategic goals of substantially increasing our outreach to established entrepreneurs and bringing them to the next level of growth. With this expansion, we expect to also increase our lending capacity,” says Maria Otero, Founder and President.    

Rose Klimovich, long-time Board Member, adds “These remarkable individuals will enhance the experience, capabilities and strengths of the organization which will help us offer superior services to our ever-growing client base.”

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About the Women’s Venture Fund
Founded in 1994, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) is a nonprofit organization that helps women to establish thriving businesses in urban communities with funding and business development programs. The organization has served more than 18,000 firms, helping to launch more than 3,200 small businesses through a range of services including entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and advisory services. As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), WVF has administered loans to more than 1,780 women entrepreneurs in NYC. To learn more about WVF, visit:

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