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Kathryn Petralia, 2018 Women Who Mean Business honoree


Atlanta Business Chronicle has named its honorees for the 2018 Women Who Mean Business Awards. Among the group of 20 is Kathryn (Tison) Petralia ’92, president of Kabbage, Inc., a fintech company specializing in issuing lines of credit to small and medium-sized businesses.

Petralia, an English major  at Furman, spoke to Atlanta Business Chronicle in a Q&A. When asked about what she is most proud of, she points to her team at the company she founded in 2008.  “It’s rewarding to have a group so passionate about helping deserving small businesses access the financial services they need to grow — and with their hard work more than 150,000 small businesses have accessed over $5 billion with Kabbage. The flywheel effect of this capital infusion includes the creation of over 110,000 jobs and more than $20 billion in economic impact in the communities where these small businesses thrive.”

Petralia will be in Greenville on Nov. 1 to present a talk, “FinTech Unicorn, Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder, Kabbage, Inc.” The talk, to be held from 4-6 p.m. at Aloft downtown, is free to attend but registration is encouraged.

Last updated October 19, 2018
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