Ten women entrepreneurs will receive $5,000 awards through Texas Woman’s University’s StartHER grant program, according to a TWU news release.
The program, created by the Center for Women Entrepreneurs, grants the awards to women wishing to start or expand their businesses as part of an ongoing effort to advance women-owned companies.
The recipients are:
- Laura Hayes, The Learning Bridge, Allen
- Kelly Stribling Sutherland, Springamajig Press, Denton
- Markita Samuel, Digital Business Assets, Cypress
- Kyndra Outlaw, Atmospheric Home Staging, Dallas
- Jamita Machen, The Software Vault, LLC, Cedar Hill
- Jamilah James, Antega, LLC dba Boeks, Richardson
- Amie Melton, The Mug, Denton
- Feleccia Turner, The Brownstone Experience, LLC, Desoto
- Erica Molett, Kandake Tech, Cedar Hill
- Shireen Abdullah, Kamin Consulting DBA Yumlish, Dallas
“We received a significant number of outstanding submissions for this round of grants, which not only demonstrates a need, but a desire by many women to become productive entrepreneurs and contribute to the economies of their communities,” Tracy Irby, the center’s director, said in the release.
Grant winners can use the funds to purchase equipment, materials or technology and for property improvements, marketing and other business-related activities. Applicants must own or be starting a for-profit business with less than five employees to be eligible for the grant and are required to complete a small business training course hosted by the CWE.
The program received 151 applications during this application cycle, the fourth since the program’s inception.
“We are thrilled to be able to support these women with the seed money and training they need to give their businesses a boost and help them succeed,” Irby said.
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