Episode 158

Bringing Diversity into Entrepreneurship with Andrea Inokon

This week on The Exit: Faced with the harsh realities of gender and racial discrimination in her career, Andrea, a lawyer by training, made a transformative decision to become an entrepreneur. Her initial venture aimed to empower women with the essential tools and resources needed to combat workplace discrimination. As Andrea continued her journey, she founded her own consulting firm, where she recognized a pressing need to establish a solution that would provide access to capital for underrepresented founders, particularly women and minority entrepreneurs. Listen to find out what exactly Cadence Cash does, how they are bridging the gap in funding, and how hard it truly is to access fund money when you are a woman.

Andrea Inokon is a C-Suite Executive, Advisor, Lawyer, and Founder with over 20 years experience paving the way for women and minorities in the financial services and technology industries. As a Co-Founder and COO of Cadence Cash, a fintech platform focused on providing funding to underrepresented founders, as well as the Founder and CEO of The 1972 Project, a nonprofit organization focused on gender and racial equality in the workforce, Andrea is a magnetic leader who infuses creative, inclusion solutions into traditional industries and workplaces. Early in her career, Andrea recognized the opportunity to solve for inequity and prejudice in the workplace. With great passion and an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, Andrea is committed to finding ways to educate and enable organizations to empower their employees.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-martin-inokon/

Website: https://cadencecash.com/

The 1972 Project: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-1972-project/

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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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