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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Top 5 Podcasts That Celebrate, Educate and Empower Women and Girls

Woman listening to podcast

Podcasts, or episodes of digital audio or video files available for listening or downloading on the Internet, is becoming popular recently. A lot of things are being talked about in podcasts but there are some that particularly uplifts the women spirit.

Friday, August 17, 2018

$100 Million Fund From Shea Moisture Aims to Support Black Women Entrepreneurs


During the 2018 ESSENCE Festival last July, Shea Moisture founder Richelieu Dennis announced the official launch of the $100 million New Voices Fund. It aims to provide monetary resources for existing and aspiring women of color entrepreneurs.

Friday, July 27, 2018

New Business Center Built for Women Empowerment

New Business Center Built for Women Empowerment

A new business center is underway to provide entrepreneurial training, financial education, and access to capital. The Southeastern Connecticut Women's Business Center is located at New London County, Connecticut and will be operated by the Women's Business Development Council.

Monday, July 9, 2018

A Grant Awards Emerging Women Jewelry Designers

A Grant Awards Emerging Women Jewelry Designers

The Halstead Grant has opened applications for its 13th year of competition for jewelry designers specializing in silver works. It is sponsored by Halstead, a jewelry supply distributor established in 1973. Grant applications for this year must be received by August 1st.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Biggest Contest for Women Entrepreneurs is Once Again Open for Applications


Cartier Women's Initiative Awards is once again looking to award outstanding female entrepreneurs around the world. Since it began, they already helped 198 businesswomen worldwide and they are up to empower more women this year.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Open Meadows Foundation Empowers Women to Make a Change in the World

Open Meadows Foundation Grants

Open Meadows Foundation, a non-profit organization run by women volunteers, is seeking to provide grants to projects that promote building community power and reflect the diversity of the community. The projects should be directed by and be benefiting women and girls.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Each Month, One Woman Receives $1,000 Grant From This Program


Since 1998, the Amber Grants Foundation, through the WomensNet, has been offering small business grants for women entrepreneurs. Every month, they choose one businesswoman to receive $1,000.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

61 Women Entrepreneurs Graduate From Walmart India’s Program


Walmart India, a fully-owned subsidiary of Walmart Inc. has recently held the culmination of the second edition of its Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP 2.0). The graduation that took place in the city of Hyderabad, India was attended by entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Women Who Work at Microsoft Have Filed 238 Discrimination and Harassment Complaints


Microsoft is being put under fire after receiving 238 internal complaints from women working in the company about gender discrimination or sexual harassment. The world's largest software company is denying the allegations.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

7-Eleven to Give Away a Franchise to a Woman Entrepreneur

7-Eleven W.E. Take the Lead

7-Eleven created an innovative way to empower women entrepreneurs and launched an initiative called W.E. Take the Lead that will give away a franchise of the convenience store chain worth $190,000 to a woman entrepreneur.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This University is Giving Away $50K in Grants to Women-Owned Businesses


Texas Women's University announced its new Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program that aims to help women that are existing or aspiring entrepreneurs to venture into innovative projects. Up to 10 woman business owners could receive $5,000 in grant each.

Monday, February 5, 2018

This Agency Helps Women-Owned Firms to Become Certified and Qualify for Government Contracts

Staff at Select GCR

It's not always easy to put up a new business and come out on top in today's competitive business world, especially for a woman-owned small business. Fortunately, an agency like Select GCR can open opportunities for businesses like that to differentiate themselves and create increased revenue streams.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

One-Mile Stretch in Philadelphia Has 55 Woman-Owned Businesses


A lot of women nowadays have been empowered to start their own business. East Passyunk Avenue, a one-mile stretch in Philadelphia, can really attest to that. With more than 55 and still growing woman-owned businesses, it definitely is thriving.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Grant Foundation Supports Women in Journalism

New Grant Foundation Supports Women in Journalism
International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. Women anywhere in the world may apply for a grant; grants average about $5,000.

Friday, December 29, 2017

These 10 Female Celebrities Are Also Entrepreneurs - Some Will Surprise You

These 10 Female Celebrities Are Also Entrepreneurs - Some Will Surprise You
It's not unusual today for celebrities to become entrepreneurs and own their own businesses. Here are 10 female celebrities whose names you'll know but maybe not be aware that they also have their own businesses outside of entertainment.

Monday, December 25, 2017

This Entrepreneur Fund is Expanding From $6.5 Million to $18 Million For Minority Owned Small Businesses - 53% Are Owned By Women

This Entrepreneur Fund is Expanding From $6.5 Million to $18 Million For Minority Owned Small Businesses - 53% Are Owned By Women
Detroit's Entrepreneurs of Color Fund has some pretty large backers, and they just increased the fund from $6.5 million to $18 million. The fund is for minority small businesses in Detroit, of which over 50 percent are owned by women.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This Woman Supports Women Entrepreneurs With $1 Billion In Interest-Free Loans

This Woman Supports Women Entrepreneurs With $1 Billion In Interest-Free Loans
Vicki Saunders knows how tough it is to get funding when you are a female entrepreneur; she is also an entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched a Toronto-based non-profit, SheEO, aimed at funding women entrepreneurs. Her goal is to raise $1 billion and offer interest-free loans to women entrepreneurs.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

82% of SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Awards Going to Women

82% of SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Awards Going to Women
Every year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Last year, 82 percent of grant award recipients were women-owned businesses.

Friday, December 8, 2017

The MGCC Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program Helps Small Businesses Grow

The MGCC Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program Helps Small Businesses Grow
Danaris Mazara, Owner, Sweet Grace Heavenly Cakes, Lawrence, MA
Massachusetts Growth Capital Organization (MGCC) helps small business across the state, many of them owned by women, minorities and veterans. The organization offers both technical assistance grants as well as mini-grants for professional services that allows small businesses to grow.

Monday, December 4, 2017

43% of Motor City Re-Store Grants Went to Women Owned Businesses

Detroit women business owners

Forty-four businesses in 30 neighborhoods throughout Detroit received in total $330,000 in the first round of grants from the Motor City Re-Store Grant Program. Among the winners, 43 percent of the businesses were owned by women.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Trump Approves $200 Million a Year For Technology Education Grants for Women and Minorities

Trump Approves $200 Million a Year For Technology Education Grants for Women and Minorities
A presidential approval of at least $200 million (could be more) per year has been signed by President Donald Trump for grant programs that will encourage women and minorities to enter STEM careers. One senior official said the funding has been approved "to encourage gender and racial diversity" in the lucrative STEM fields.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

15 Women Owned Companies Are Winners in Chicago Inno 2017 50 On Fire Contest

15 Women Owned Companies Are Winners in Chicago Inno 2017 50 On Fire Contest
Chicago Inno 50 On Fire, launched in 2014, recognizes people and companies in Chicago that are driving the city’s business world into the future. Among this year's winners are 15 women-owned companies.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Find Out How These Big Corporations Are Empowering Women Today

Find Out How These Big Corporations Are Empowering Women Today
Fortune 500 firms doing the most to raise women to prominent positions are significantly more profitable than average, according to Forbes. Big corporations understand that, by empowering women, they are also empowering a group that has a growing impact on the world economy. So, who are these big corporations, and what are they doing to empower women?

Monday, November 13, 2017

New Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Program is Making Loans to Women Owned Businesses

New Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Program is Making Loans to Women Owned Businesses
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce recently granted $15,000 in loans to five small businesses in Brooklyn. The businesses are owned by women, minorities and immigrants. The loans were made by the nonprofit arm of the chamber, Brooklyn Alliance.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Belle Capital Grants for Women Owned Companies

Belle Capital Grants for Women Owned Companies
Belle Capital offers grants to companies led by women. The sizes of the grants vary, and women-owned businesses can also gain access to an angel investment fund to launch or expand their business. Their target industries are Information Technology, Digital health, and CleanTech Industries.


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