Hannah Fernandez is the Founder and CEO of ROI Business Funding. She is the first woman to become Chair of SCORE Chicago. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Hannah has over a decade experience in startups, sales, marketing, funding, and management leadership. Hannah advocates for small businesses who have limited access to capital and networks, and she empowers women and minorities to be in positions of leadership and influence in business.
Hannah is the host of SCORE Chicago TV’s “Let’s Talk Business” show. She is a featured expert columnist in Where Women Create WORK Magazine, the strategic business funding expert at Women’s Leadership LIVE, and the Financial Coach at Metropolitan Family Services. Hannah served on the City of Chicago Mayoral Business Council, and she was the Chair of the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) Business Leadership Council for over 3 years. She was a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), Board of Directors at Mega Partnering and a Community Board Member for Metropolitan Family Services. Hannah is a member of the Advisory Collective Council for the Illinois State Comptroller.
Hannah moderated and produced the sold-out "Game Changers: Women's International Day" in collaboration with Women's Leadership LIVE, Where Women Create WORK Magazines, Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, the Chicago White Sox, and HispanicPro. She is a sought-after speaker and panelist at business events, including: “Unstoppable Confidence: Women in Leadership”; SCORE and the SBA's “Show Me the Money” workshop; WBDC’s Latina Entrepreneurial Accelerated Development Program (LEADHer); SCORE and The Latino Coalition "Power of Mentoring" to name a few. Hannah has appeared in WCIU-TV's You & Me This Morning, ABC 7, WTTW 11 and has been featured in USA Today, CBS, The Daily Herald, Yahoo! News, and other publications.
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