Flawless by Gabrielle Union Announces Grant Initiative For Black, Female-Owned Businesses Flawless by Gabrielle Union to award mentorship sessions and $75,000 in grants to Black, female-owned businesses in tandem with International Women’s Day
Los Angeles, CA | March 08, 2023 08:03 AM Eastern Standard Time
Flawless by Gabrielle Union, a haircare brand intentionally crafted to celebrate versatile hair types, textures, and styles, today announces its inaugural grant initiative for Black, female-owned businesses.
Historically, there has been a significant gap in access to capital, expertise, and opportunities among Black, female entrepreneurs. This International Women’s Day, Flawless by Gabrielle Union is helping bridge this gap by awarding three Black, female entrepreneurs $25,000 each in financial support to help elevate their businesses.
“We are so grateful to have a platform to support other Black female entrepreneurs,” said Gabrielle Union, co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union. “For these founders, the barrier to entry is often unreachable, and we are proud to be a supporting anchor in their climb to success.”
“We want to give these individuals the necessary tools to succeed in a saturated space,” said Larry Sims, co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union. “Financial support, along with one on one mentorship sessions with some of our incredible partners, aims to give recipients the opportunity to feel seen, supported, and uplifted.”
To be considered, founders must submit a one-minute video and a brand deck to an expert panel of judges, who will then review each submission. The judges are as follows:
P. Bagels-Minor, Founder of DVRGNT Ventures*
Antoine Gregory, Founder of Black Fashion Fair
Third judge to be announced
*will offer mentorship sessions to winners
The application period begins on March 8th and ends on April 19th. Six finalists will be chosen to participate in a virtual pitch event taking place on May 10th and winners will be announced on May 17th.
In order to participate, founders must meet the following criteria:
Must be 18+
Company must be based and operated in the United States (open to U.S. residents and U.S.-based brands only)
Company must be in one of the following categories: fashion, skincare, and hair accessories
Must have an existing company website and social media presence
Products are not in distribution at a major retailer
Business must be past the ideation phase with a fully developed product or service, with customers or ready for customers
To learn more about Flawless by Gabrielle Union, please visit flawlesscurls.com.
About Flawless by Gabrielle Union:
Co-founded by Gabrielle Union and celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims, Flawless by Gabrielle Union aims to provide product knowledge and style education to everyone with its versatile collection of oils, cleansers, and conditioners for every hair type. Flawless by Gabrielle Union’s texture-specific products are infused with exotic, hydrating ingredients such as Brazilian Bacuri Butter, Rice Oil Complex, and Lilac Leaf Extract, leaving out harmful additives such as sulfates, silicones, and parabens. The Flawless by Gabrielle Union collection aims to help individuals find their custom routine to hydrate, define, repair, and protect.
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