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FICO Joins NAWBO Advocacy Days to Highlight the Importance of Credit Education for Women Business Owners

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney to provide introductory remarks leading up to a panel discussion on how credit impacts business growth for entrepreneurs

As part of its “Score A Better Future” financial education program, leading applied analytics company FICO (NYSE:FICO) will be participating in the 2022 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Advocacy Days on June 8, 2022. Special guest Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) will join Karen Bennetts, founder of Little Red Bird and the incoming chair at NAWBO, to provide introductory remarks prior to the FICO-hosted panel on credit education. Bennetts; Marsha Barnes, founder and CEO of The Finance Bar; Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, vice president of Government Relations and Public Affairs at NASE; along with Joanne Gaskin, vice president of Scores and Analytics at FICO, will discuss how better understanding credit can empower female business owners to gain access to credit.

“As a small business owner, I am thrilled to participate in such an important discussion on how credit impacts entrepreneurs,” said Congresswoman Tenney. “Financial education empowers women to better understand and advocate for their business goals and needs. It is fundamental that women leaders across all businesses – large and small, no matter their background or current financial state, continuously educate themselves on how credit scores are calculated, how to improve them, and how to build credit.”

FICO’s "Score A Better Future" program provides valuable information for consumers who want to improve their understanding of credit and their overall financial health. Available to attendees across the US, “Score A Better Future” hosts both state-specific and nationwide events throughout the year that allow consumers to hear from experts, debunk common financial myths, and discuss practical tips to better understand credit.

Who: FICO, NAWBO, The Finance Bar, NASE, Little Red Bird, and Small Business Roundtable

What: As part of itsScore A Better Future” program, FICO will be participating in NAWBO’s Advocacy Days in-person to support credit education for women entrepreneurs.

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern

Where: The Westin Washington D.C. City Center, Washington, DC

About FICO

FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 200 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail, transportation and supply chain, and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 120 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.

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