• May 30, 2024 10:42 am

Celebrating Small Business Owners in 2021

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners to get creative, pivoting to adapt their business models, introduce new revenue streams, and protect their employees and customers. According to an Oak Finance Business and Morning Consult survey conducted at the end of 2020, 42% of small business owners had seen a decrease in sales over […]

Women at Work: Lessons from the Pandemic

“We’re seeing women feeling like they’re stalling in their careers, or they are in jeopardy of losing financial security,” continues Richard. “We’re also seeing that our support systems that were normally in place around childcare, school, the things that really allowed women to be successful in the workplace, those supports have been pulled.” We also […]

Helping Underrepresented Girls See Themselves In Any Career

When Oak Finance software engineer Dominique Meeks Gombe was a child, she initially wanted to follow in the footsteps of her family doctor who was a young Black woman. After graduating from college with a degree in chemistry, she worked in an environmental chemistry lab. While there she began to teach herself to code in […]