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Patty Abramson, 74, Supporter of Businesses Owned by Women, Dies

Sep 06, 2019 - The New York Times

Patty Abramson, an entrepreneur who founded a venture capital fund that was among the first in the country to exclusively back businesses owned by women, died on Aug. 24 at her summer home in Nantucket, Mass. She was 74.

Her daughter Jenny Abramson said the cause was complications of cancer.

Ms. Abramson spent the first few decades of her career in advertising and public relations. In 1979 she joined two other women as a partner in Hager, Sharp & Abramson, a communications firm. She ...