Meet the EnrichHER $5k Small Business Grant Winner

On June 8th, we opened applications for the 6th round of our $5k Small Business Grant, and we’re excited to announce the Grand $5,000 grant winner. The no-strings-attached grant is intended to help New Majority founders to scale their businesses, widening the reach of products and services that better reflect the input and needs of diverse customers and communities.

EnrichHER is a financial technology platform that matches revenue-geerating companies led by women and founders of color to individual and institutional sources of funding. Since 2017, EnrichHER has deployed upwards of $4 million through its platform and matched business-owners to $13 million in working capital through its Accelerator. By providing capital, coaching, and connections, we are fueling the fastest-growing demographic of business owners. Our network has engaged with over 47,000 advocates through its digital community and in-person activations.

More Winners to Come!

There are 6 more winners who will each receive a $500 to grow their business. A new $500 Small Business Grant winner will be announced each weekday on EnrichHER’s blog. Click here to see the winners that have been announced.

Want to Accelerate Your Financial Success?

Don’t see your name here? You can still join the Business Financing Accelerator. The program gives founders like you the training to secure critical funding for their business and expedite growth while plugging them into a community of likeminded entrepreneurs who can open new doors to opportunity.

The next cohort begins August 3rd, 2021. Click here to learn more and enroll.

Now, meet the winner!

EnrichHER $5k Grant Grand Winner

Shaunah Margaret

About Women Who Create

Women Who Create is an event and mentorship platform for women of color in advertising, fashion, music, and technology. We offer a yearly three-month program where we connect women in college and early in their careers with women already in the field.

To date, we’ve connected over 1,000 women across the United States. We are planning our first day-long digital summit called Make Moves in August, and are also building an industry-first mentorship matchmaking application.

What Inspired You to Start This Business?

I grew up just outside of Detroit in a low-income, single-parent family. My parents both dropped out of high school, and my mom raised me while working as a waitress. I am the first person to have a corporate career in my family. I moved to New York on my own and had no one to ask for help or support in the things I was going through – personally and professionally.

After a few years in the business, I knew I wanted to give back to women like me who didn’t have support, who had parents who didn’t understand or were born in another country, but had the creative passion and ambition to have a thriving career.

I had the idea of starting a community, a mentorship program, so that like-minded women could get together and support one another in a space where they feel safe to be themselves, and empowered to continue doing the work they’re passionate about.

Congratulations, Shaunah!

 

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