I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as Sandra talked about being a newbie female winemaker and vineyard owner who needed a bank loan, regaling myself and others during the Forum for Women Entrepreneur’s gala event. When she started out as a vineyard owner it was rare to have a female at the helm. The banks wouldn’t take her seriously. And she seriously needed some cash.
She had her husband stand next to her during the bank negotiations for a loan. It worked. She got the cash and some 15 years later she’s still successfully at it.
Talk about taking perspective into your own hands. Wonder if she still has to take her husband to the bank?
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