Honorees – Janie Barrera

Janie Barrera is founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Liftfund Created in 1994. Liftfund has grown to hold the nation’s largest micro-lending portfolio. The nonprofit agency provides small loans and management training to microenterprises of all kinds — from startups to long-established businesses — and operates in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

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