Associate Director of Lending
Working Solutions CDFI
San Francisco, CA
Priscilla Woo joined Working Solutions CDFI in March 2016. As Associate Director of Lending, Priscilla manages the Lending Team, whose staff members provide outreach, packaging, underwriting, and pre-loan technical assistance to diverse entrepreneurs. In this role, Priscilla has formalized underwriting procedures, trained lending officers, and helped fund 700+ loans to primarily low income, women, and people of color-owned businesses. At Working Solutions, Priscilla has previously held roles in both the Lending and Portfolio Management Teams, presenting loan packets to Loan Committee Members and managing daily servicing of the loan portfolio and credit reporting, respectively.
Prior to Working Solutions, Priscilla led microbusiness development and asset building programs in underserved communities to provide business training, capital access, and advisor connections. Priscilla also served as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site Coordinator and Tax Preparer for two City of San Jose branch libraries. She brings over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit/public sector. Priscilla received her bachelor’s degree from University of California, San Diego.
Priscilla was selected to join the 2020 Landit for CDFI Women Program and the 2018 Opportunity Fellows Program, both innovative leadership programs offered by the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). She has also received the NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC) Certification in Financial Capability and the Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) Credit Training Certification. Priscilla was awarded the 2015 Community Builder Partner Award by work2future, the City of San Jose’s economic development organization.
Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
DEIJ means building awareness and knowledge of the experiences of diverse communities, advocating and supporting members of underrepresented groups, and contributing to develop a culture of belonging and allyship. As it relates to the CDFI industry, DEIJ means to me, ensuring equitable investment in underserved and disenfranchised communities, and evaluating our own organizational structures, policies, and practices to encourage inclusion and equitable investments and impact.