Tory Burch, fashion appareldesigner and one of Forbes' magazine world's most notablebillionaires in 2013, is looking to help other women realize theirentrepreneurial dreams. And she's involving a credit union in theplan.

Through her nonprofit, the Tory Burch Foundation, Burch hasteamed up with several financial institutions to promote Elizabeth Street Capital, an initiative to provide early-stagewomen entrepreneurs in the United States with access to affordableloans, networking opportunities and mentoring support to encourageand enhance economic growth and development.

For the initiative, Bank of America provided an initial $10million in affordable loans to community development financialinstitutions in Boston, Charlotte N.C., Las Vegas, New York,Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas and New Jersey, and will expandto additional markets over the next two years.

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