On October 19, 2017, the Associated Press issued a correction for Joyce Rosenberg's
article on female business owners and debt financing. The piece cites research findings
from a Pepperdine Graziadio Business School survey conducted in partnership with Dun
& Bradstreet, which indicate that it is more difficult for women to obtain business
loans. The orignal AP article reported erroneously that a bank surpassed its goal
for loans to women-owned companies in 2013, when it was actually in 2016. Because
of federal anti-discrimination laws, there are no official tallies on lending to women-owned
companies. Banks therefore track lending to women via their own surveys.