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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

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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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bumble Bizz is Giving Away $50K in Business Grants

Bumble Bizz is Giving Away $50K in Business Grants
Today is the last day to submit your application to win a $50K business grant from Bumble Bizz, a new Bumble feature that allows users to swipe through possible networking connections in order to land a dream job.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

New York Steps Up Its Efforts to Certify Women Business Owners

New York Steps Up Its Efforts to Certify Women Business Owners
A new program in New York state enables certified women business owners an opportunity to take their businesses to a higher level. The new program is designed to help them sell their products/services to state agencies, departments and authorities.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Investors Making $16 Million Available to Help Women Entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico

Investors Making $16 Million Available to Women in Puerto Rico
Two investors have announced a long-term partnership with microfinance organization Grameen America to support women entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico. Their funding of over $16 million will provide low-interest microloans ranging from $500 to $5,000 to low-income, minority women business owners in Puerto Rico over the next five years.

Friday, October 20, 2017

How Coca-Cola is Empowering 5 Million Women Entrepreneurs

How Coca-Cola is Empowering 5 Million Women Entrepreneurs
It often takes a village to help female entrepreneurs, or a very large organization like beverage giant Coca-Cola who has enabled 1.7 million women through its 5by20 initiative. The Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment is to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PeopleFund Offers Special Interest Rate Discounts for Women-Owned Businesses

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PeopleFund provides flexible loans to small businesses, start-ups, and nonprofit organizations across Texas. They are known for their special interest rate discounts for women-owned businesses, like a 2 percent interest rate reduction for all loans to women-owned businesses of $100,000 or less.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Program

L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Program
L’OrĂ©al USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and for their commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.

Applications open every November with a deadline of February. Applicants must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by the application deadline. They must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and mathematics.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

These Two Women Want to Invest $30 Million in Robotic Startups

These Two Women Want to Invest $30 Million in Robotic Startups
Jennifer Gill Roberts and Kelly Coyne have merged their companies so they can raise $30 million to invest in startup companies focused on robotics. They are ready to help new companies with seed money, and coaching them from prototype to launch.

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Sky is the Limit For the Genius NY Grant Contest!

The Sky is the Limit For the Genius NY Grant Contest

If you are a techie who lives in New York and has a passion for unmanned systems, consider entering the Genius NY Grant Contest. Businesses whose focus is in Unmanned Aerial (drones), including hardware, software, and analytics may apply. Businesses must be a startup or an existing business with less that $500,000 per year in revenue.

Contracts With Women Owned Businesses Have Doubled in New York

Contracts With Women-Owned Businesses Have Doubled in NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has not only promised more city contracts to women- and minority owned businesses, but he has accomplished this goal by awarding more than $1 billion in city contracts last year to women and minorities, more than double the amount of contracts to MWBE (minority- and women-owned business enterprises) in 2015. This area is definitely a focus for the Mayor and the city of New York.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Melinda Gates Considering Her Own Venture Capital Fund for Female Entrepreneurs

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No one is more concerned about the lack of females in tech fields than Melinda Gates. As a staunch supporter of women's empowerment, she is equally concerned about funding for female entrepreneurs. Recently she make it publicly known that she wants to do something about it, including starting her own venture capital fund for female entrepreneurs.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

How the U.S. is Helping Boost Women Entrepreneurship in India

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TiE Global, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship around the world, wants to help increase women entrepreneurship in India. The United States is helping by stepping forward with the first round of funding.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First Time in NFL History -- A Woman Will Do the Play-By-Play For Monday Night Football

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The week one game on “Monday Night Football” will make history. Beth Mowins will be the first woman to call a game play-by-play in the history of “Monday Night Football.”

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Open Meadows Foundation Offers Grants for Initiatives Benefiting Women

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Open Meadows Foundation offers grants twice per year to support projects and initiatives that benefit girls and women. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Grants for Women in the Jewelry Business

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Women who want to take their jewelry-making talents to the next level, like starting their own jewelry business, will find grant support from Halstead. If this name sounds familiar, it should. Halstead has been a jewelry supplier to small jewelry businesses since 1973.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Need Startup Money? -- Ask 37 Angels

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Women entrepreneurs still have a challenge when it comes to funding their startup companies. But the good news is that there are an increasing amount of investors willing to help, like 37 Angels.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

This Region Leads in Funding Women-Owned Businesses

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Every year Dell releases a Global Women Entrepreneur Cities Rankings list. This year the list has ranked Nairobi highly -- sixth globally -- in providing capital for women-run enterprises.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

This Program is Offering Up to $25K in Low Interest Loans to Women-Owned Businesses

Woman representing Aviatra Accelerators

Aviatra Accelerators in Covington, Kentucky, is a non-profit organization that offers three different programs tailored to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs at any stage of business development. Women entrepreneurs participating in the upcoming LAUNCH class will be eligible for up to $25,000 in low-interest loans.


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