Interested in Becoming A Shareholder of Fortuna?

Interested in Becoming A Shareholder of Fortuna?

Wish to Learn More? Attend one of our in-person sessions:

September 12th – 5:30pm – 7:00pm   OR 
September 13th – 12:00 pm – 1:30pm

826 Bowman Way (Southern Station – Rose Room)
Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212

Fortuna Bank in Organization Receives Conditional Approval

Our Mission

We will strive to be the best bank for all of our communities with a specific focus on lifting women beyond the barriers to their financial success. We will make banking easy, personal and relationship driven. We will actively create a community centric organization by providing resources for access to capital, partnerships, mentoring and education so that women can create and support their own destiny. We know that lifting everyone up makes our world a better place.

Our Vision

To create stronger communities through the pairing of intentional inclusion and financial partnerships.

Fortuna Bank's custodian for Self-Directed IRAs

Fortuna Bank has chosen STRATA Trust Company as its custodian of choice to offer tax-deferred Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) as a simple way to purchase shares of their private stock. More information can be found at STRATA’s website.

Our Board of Directors

Our proposed Board of Directors comprises a distinguished group of influential leaders, all committed to championing the success of women-owned businesses and empowering individuals within our communities. Each member brings a wealth of expertise in their respective areas, ranging from finance and entrepreneurship to technology and community development. Together, they provide invaluable guidance, strategic insights, and a shared vision, steering our bank towards innovative solutions and inclusive opportunities for financial growth.


Lisa J. Berger, Esq.

Chair of the Board
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Ilaria Rawlins

Founder, President & CEO

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Jeffrey D. Meyer, Esq.



Anthony M. Stollings

Founder & CFO

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Lori A. Kaiser, CPA


Christie Angel

Christie Angel


Carla Donev

Carla Donev


In the News

Our proposed bank has been making waves in the media as a trailblazer in promoting economic empowerment. Notable news outlets and publications have recognized our efforts to create a more inclusive financial landscape. See more in the links below:

Bank stocks, anyone?

Lisa Berger and Ilaria Rawlins spent time with Jack Hough from Barron’s to discuss why now is a great time to start a bank in Columbus, Ohio.

Business duo trying to launch first women-owned bank in Ohio.

A business duo is trying to pull off a first in Ohio: Opening a bank run predominately by women. 

Proposed Central Ohio bank would join tiny number that are women-owned.

A proposed new Central Ohio bank aims to champion financial literacy and entrepreneurship for women. 

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