FORWARD Women's Leadership Forum
March 18, 19 & 20, 2021
President, The Center by Lendistry
Constance Anderson is an experienced community economic development and banking executive who has worked successfully in the Southern California market for most of her career. In her current position as President of The Center by Lendistry, she is committed to making The Center the premier supporter of underserved small businesses by providing resources that they need to succeed.
Ms. Anderson recognizes the importance of customized coaching and working with each business individually to fully understand their underlying needs and how the Center can set them up for success. The Center partners with other nonprofits, businesses, and government-sponsored entities to provide a wide range of resources including technical assistance and lending. She has a passion to help small businesses thrive to become the best they can be. In our current environment, Ms. Anderson believes it is now more critical than ever to help sustainability in the workforce.
Prior to becoming the President of The Center by Lendistry, Ms. Anderson worked at Pacific Coast Regional (PCR) Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Ms. Anderson is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and has a successful career in banking at several regional banking institutions. She has served on the Foothill Workforce Investment Board (WIB), board member of California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity “CAMEO”, Urban Financial Services Coalition, Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles, and past board member of YWCA Greater Los Angeles. In addition, I am a member of the Mayor’s Office Minority Business Development, the National Association of Female Executives, and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA).