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GTB Advisors partners with forward-thinking organizations and institutions to create strategies around finance, ecosystem building, innovation, early-stage investing, and philanthropy that guide communities of color to the financial and social capital they need to grow successful businesses. 

Gloria Ware CEO and President


CEO and President

"Being actively inclusive means always thinking of and implementing new ways to unlock and leverage those differences to develop new groundbreaking, best-in-class solutions that will help us positively transform entire communities."

Gloria M. Ware leverages 30 years in finance, ecosystem building, innovation, early-stage investing, and philanthropy to guide communities of color to the financial and social capital they need to grow successful businesses. 


Over the last decade, Gloria has been integral to the development and funding of inclusive programs, financial products, and services for business support organizations. Her finance experience includes business product development and providing capital, connections, insights and strategic advice to business owners, non-profits, foundations and public sector entities.​

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Strategy & Innovation

When organizations understand and design with the cultural backgrounds of their clients in mind, they can engage them more effectively to help them to achieve their business goals.


Access to Capital
& Financial Inclusion

A guided approach to dismantling structural and policy barriers that prevent entrepreneurs of color from accessing the right financial resources and business opportunities to start and scale, while decreasing disparities in business outcomes for BIPOC entrepreneurs.


Ecosystem Design

Access to strategic resources, capital, and guidance to help business support organizations engage with BIPOC entrepreneurs in a more culturally responsive, impactful, and optimistic manner.

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Our Clients Say

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I’ve worked with Gloria Ware, founder of GTB Advisors in a variety of capacities over the past decade.  Gloria has a broad array of experiences working in the innovation, entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion arenas. She is truly committed to seeing transformational change for entrepreneurs of color, especially in the areas of access to capital and contracts. GTB Advisors served as the lead consultant for Core Strategy Partners on a fast turnaround, finance-focused market research project for a national client. She was responsive, collaborative and committed to producing outstanding work.

Tameka Montgomery, Core Strategy Partners

Have Questions? Let's Connect!

Over the last decade, we’ve worked with hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits to create inclusive spaces for women and people of color. Let our expertise guide you into your next phase of entrepreneurship.

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