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Successful Women Owners Network recognizes achievement winners

PHOENIX, Ariz. – XX, 2014 – The Successful Women Owners Network (SWON) recognized its 2014 award winners at a breakfast held at the Hyatt in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, December 4. Robyn Barrett, founder and managing partner of Phoenix factoring firm FSW Funding, was recognize with one of the top honors and named Innovator of the year.

The SWON awards now in its 15th year, recognizes female business leaders of Arizona-based companies generating more than $1 million in gross revenues. Spotlight award winners are selected annually in four categories: Lifetime Achievement, Hot Growth, Innovator and Giving Back. Barrett was selected as this year’s Innovator.
“I was excited to be in the company of such incredible women and recognized for the work we are doing to foster up and entrepreneurs,” said Barrett.

Barrett was honored for the innovative scholarship programs and mentoring she provides for students at ASU to encourage entrepreneurship. She added a STEM scholarship for female students in 2013. Both scholarships are designed to support students in their educational and professional pursuits.

Barrett is a certified public accountant with 20 years of experience in corporate finance. She founded FSW Funding in 2001. FSW Funding specializes in factor financing for small and mid-size companies throughout the U.S. The company has offices in Phoenix and Los Angeles. Since the company’s inception, FSW Funding has provided approximately $500 million in factor financing to companies throughout the U.S.

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About FSW Funding
FSW Funding, formerly Factors Southwest LLC, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a leading factoring firm that offers flexible and affordable lines of credit to small and mid-size business-to-business and business-to-government companies. For more information, visit