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An Interview with Gina Harman, CEO of Accion’s U.S. Network

An Interview with Gina Harman, CEO of Accion’s U.S. Network

Technology can be a double-edged sword – especially when it comes to small business lending. And for socially focused lenders serving low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs, both the risks and the rewards of alternative lending are more acute. Gina Harman, CEO of Accion’s U.S. Network discusses the organization's ambitious effort to digitize lending operations and optimize the evaluation of small business loan applicants across its national online lending platform. The conversation provides a fascinating glimpse into how well-established organizations struggle to adapt established processes to emerging technologies – without compromising their vital missions.

Duration: 18 min

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