IllinoisFinance SomerCor VP, Elisabeth Williams, receives Women of Achievement Award September 15, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Elisabeth Williams Elisabeth Williams, vice president and loan officer at SomerCor, received the Corporate Woman of Achievement Award at the NAWBO Chicago Annual Celebration of Achievement. Williams is an experienced Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 lender with a focus on expanding outreach to women in banking, commercial real estate and entrepreneurship. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for over $140 million in small business loans. “Her background as an entrepreneur and deep understanding of the SBA 504 loan program is a unique and effective combination,” said Manuel Flores, president and CEO of SomerCor. “She is committed to expanding the SomerCor footprint throughout Illinois to grow businesses and create more jobs, especially among women-owned companies.” Williams was one of six women leaders recognized for not only their own professional accomplishments, but a commitment to supporting other women on their respective career paths. “It is a privilege to honor accomplished women at our annual Achievement Award Luncheon that showcases the diversity and success stories that inspire our community,” said Elizabeth Colón, president NAWBO Chicago. In February of this year, SomerCor became a sponsor of NAWBO Chicago, a chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Williams has led the way in strengthening this relationship by participating in public and virtual events, as well as leading a webinar on SBA small business resources in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.