Democratizing Access to Finance in Unprecedented Times

Join Change Catalyst Co-founders Melinda Briana Epler and Wayne Sutton, along with Co-Founder and CEO of Blend Nima Ghamsari and Product Manager Dilly Sanborn-Marsh, as they discuss Democratizing Access to Finance in Unprecedented Times.
Attend this virtual session to learn more about how Blend is working to increase remote consumer banking accessibility, and advocating for small businesses, both in the wake of COVID19 and beyond.


Wednesday, April 8, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
6:00 PM  – 7:00 PM BST

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