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Grow your business, and your supportive women network too

Looking to grow your business with the support of like-minded women who will share in your successes? Chelsea Groton’s team of female bankers understands the challenges females face in business and are prepared to support you personally and professionally as your needs and goals change. To help do that, we offer a range of networking events, programs and resources designed to support you as a woman in business.

Ready to meet, network, and share ideas?

Join the Chelsea Women’s Club to learn from and collaborate with other women business owners and driven women across many industries. 

This club embodies Chelsea Groton’s mission to help our customers achieve their goals by facilitating connections and cultivating new partnerships amongst women in business, across many industries. We regularly host in-person and virtual events, free of charge, taught by experts in their respective fields. We’ve recently held events on Time Management, Tips for Hiring and Retaining Talent, and Ways to Adapt to Remote Work. 

Membership in the Chelsea Women’s Club is open to account holders at Chelsea Groton. Benefits of membership include access to a dedicated team of female Chelsea Groton bankers who are ready and able to serve all of your personal and professional banking needs. If you are a businesswoman, an innovator, or a hopeful entrepreneur, but not yet a Chelsea Groton customer, we invite you to join us for two events before switching to Chelsea Groton Bank.

Interested in finding out about the Club? Send us an email or call 860-448-4295

What’s catching our eye?

Check out these articles and resources for the female entrepreneur: 

  • The Women’s Business Development Council recently announced its Equity Match Grant Program, which offers grants of up to $10,000 to qualified women-owned and minority-owned small business owners who live in Connecticut. 
  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently launched Ascent, an interactive digital platform packed with the resources women business owners need to set, and achieve, their business goals. Ascent is designed for the “missing middle” — growth-oriented women entrepreneurs who are beyond the start-up phase and already generating revenue yet looking to grow and scale. 
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Business Banking Program

Chelsea Groton offers business account packages tailored specifically for women-owned businesses, in order to offer cost-effective and efficient business banking solutions, with an emphasis on personalized service and advice, hands-on (remote or in-person) training, and comprehensive education. Interested in learning more about our Women-Owned Business product suite? Email Alexis Kahn at

Meet the Women in Business Team

Lori Dufficy
Lori Dufficy

EVP, Chief Experience and Engagement Officer

(860) 448-4184
Dawn Sandvoss
Dawn Sandvoss

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

(860) 448-4181
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Alexis Kahn

FVP, Cash Management Sales Manager

(860) 448-4157
Paulette Retsinas
Paulette Retsinas

Financial Advisor, Infinex Investments, Inc.; VP, Chelsea Groton Financial Services

(860) 572-4046