YWCA receives $25K grant to support Illinois' women-led businesses

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- YWCA Northwestern Illinois has received a $25,000 grant from to support local women leading businesses.

The Coca-Cola foundation offered the grant to help women overcome challenges in starting, sustaining and growing business.

"Empowering even a small group of women creates strong leaders and role models to inspire the younger generation,” said YWCA Northwestern Illinois CEO Kris Kieper Machajewski.

The funds aim to expand entrepreneurial services for women in northwestern Illinois.