Barbara Morrison Advocate for Women and Small Business to be Honored as “Financial Woman of the Year” by the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco

June 5th 2012

Barbara Morrison Advocate for Women and Small Business to be Honored as "Financial Woman of the Year" by the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco

As Published In: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO Jun 05 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Financial Women’s Association (FWA) of San Francisco today announced that it has selected Barbara Morrison Founder and President of TMC Financing as the 2012 Financial Woman of the Year. This award recognizes Morrison for her decades of leadership and significant contributions during her career in small business financing. TMC Financing is a leading Certified Development Company (CDC) providing SBA 504 commercial real estate financing in California and Nevada. Morrison also founded Working Solutions a nonprofit organization committed to providing microloans coaching and education for Bay Area entrepreneurs.

"The Financial Woman of the Year Award presented by the FWA Scholarship Fund recognizes and applauds the role women play in the field of finance in the Bay Area" said Erin McCune president of FWA of San Francisco.

"This award is especially meaningful to me" exclaims Morrison. "I believe the FWA is recognizing a body of work that is particularly important today — providing access to capital for growing small businesses and promoting job creation and economic recovery."

Presentation of Morrison’s award will take place at The Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon to be held on October 2 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. This award luncheon directly supports the FWA’s Scholarship Fund. Since 1985 the Fund has awarded over $1750000 in scholarship grants to more than 200 Bay Area women who show promise as future financial leaders.

"We are honored to have Barbara represent our organization as Financial Woman of the Year" President McCune said. "For over three decades she has lived out our theme of ‘Lead. Mentor. Inspire.’ by demonstrating intense commitment to developing small businesses supporting the local economy through job growth guiding future leaders and creating environments and opportunities where women can excel."

Throughout her career Morrison has earned numerous awards for her leadership and advocacy for women and small business owners including being recognized as one of Northern California’s Real Estate Women of Influence in 2011 being named among "Women Who Make a Difference" by the SF Commission on the Status of Women and being a recipient of the San Francisco Business Times Women in Leadership Award the Arthur Goodman Achievement and Diversity Award from the National Association of Development companies and a SBA Women in Business Advocate Award. She has been a member of FWA since 1996.

2012 Sponsors of the FWA Financial Woman of the Year luncheon to-date include Charles Schwab KPMG LLP Lenos Software John Crane Films SF Business Times Ireland Productions KLM Marketing Services Advent Software BlackRock Grant Thornton Rina Accountancy Corporation and Robert Half.

About The Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco:

FWA promotes the development career progress and leadership of women in finance and financial services. We attract executive and managerial level women whose expertise ranges from investment management and analysis to accounting banking marketing communications corporate treasury financial underwriting and estate and personal financial planning among other disciplines. Our ranks include CEOs CFOs corporate treasurers CPAs and attorneys as well as commercial and private bankers investment advisors fund managers securities analysts administrators consultants recruiters and other professionals. Visit Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco to learn more.

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