Linda McMahon, head of the Small Business Administration, discusses her appointment to the role and her journey rising through the ranks of the business world. McMahon was made head of the S.B.A. by President Trump.
McMahon says in her first year as head of the S.B.A, she was surprised by how little people knew about it. McMahon explains the S.B.A is much more than just loans, as they've offered assistance to areas hit by natural disasters. The agency made more then 96,000 loans to businesses in the mainland U.S. and Puerto Rico.
McMahon is encouraged by the loans her agency has given to female business owners, totaling over $8 billion for fiscal year 2017. McMahon says those loans are already a $500 million increase over the previous year.