Phyllis Cassidy is the Executive Director and founder of Good Work Network, a non-profit, micro-enterprise development organization serving the greater New Orleans area. Good Work Network has provided educational programs, technical assistance, operational support, capital access assistance, and market access services to more than 4,500 minority and women-owned businesses in the New Orleans area. Its ConnectWorks program has assisted 61 clients acquire over $30MM in contract awards.
Prior to establishing Good Work Network, Phyllis served as president of First Capital Life Insurance Company of LA, a family owned business. She also taught accounting and information systems at Dillard University and University of New Orleans. Phyllis has served on various community boards and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. She is a graduate of Duke University (B.A. in Business Administration) and University of New Orleans (M.S. in Accounting), and is a licensed CPA with over 35 years of experience. She is the proud mother of three children and seven amazing grandchildren.
April 16, 2019
Industry News -
Under the new Farm Bill, farmers can receive up to $100,000 through multiple microloan programs that provide flexible access to credit for small, beginning, niche, and non-traditional farms.
April 10, 2019
Industry News -
CDFI Fund Releases Annual Report on Activities According to the report, CDFI program awardees reported more than $11 billion in lending and investment activity, which financed nearly 16,000 businesses in 2018.
April 2, 2019
Policy News -
SBA Administrator Linda McMahon has announced her resignation effective April 12th. In a statement issued on Friday, McMahon said she will be returning to the private sector.