MEET OUR WINNERS: These Four Businesses Are Being Awarded $5,000

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We’re past excited to announce the 4 awardees of the inaugural The Everygirl’s Girls-Owned Enterprise Grant, powered by La Marca Prosecco. Every of those small companies might be awarded $5,000 in funding to take their firms to the subsequent stage.

Two of those winners have been determined by a public vote, and two extra have been chosen by our editorial workforce. We’re so appreciative of everybody who took the time to submit a vote over the previous week. Over 5,000 of you voted—and created a really shut race for our 10 finalists!

We wish to lengthen an enormous congratulations to those 4 winners, and to not solely the six different small companies that have been in our prime 10, however each single one who took the time to use for this grant. Every utility we obtained was wonderful, and we had a really arduous time narrowing it down due to that. We’re so excited to see how this grant continues to develop within the coming years!

We encourage you to take the time to find out about every of those extraordinary women-owned companies, and help them in any method you could—whether or not that be by a product or membership buy, a observe on social media, or sharing them together with your family and friends.

Now—drumroll please—listed here are our 4 grant winners!

 

Winners of the general public vote:


 




 

“At 26 years old I was diagnosed with a cervical tumor that was linked to chemicals found in 90 percent of the feminine hygiene options on shelves. I also discovered that the majority of these were designed by men, ergonomically uncomfortable, and harmful for the environment.”

 

Concerning the Enterprise

 

Femly is subscription field for female/interval merchandise with clear, plant-based elements. There may be additionally the choice to buy merchandise individually and not using a subscription. For each buy, Femly offers donations to organizations selling interval fairness, racial fairness, and equality. In addition they donate merchandise and extra to organizations that improve entry to these in want.

 

Firm Mission Assertion

 

Femly merges group and hi-tech manufacturing to offer more healthy private care options and training.

 

$5,000 Plan

 

Half of the cash might be used to amass further month-to-month subscription field subscribers, driving income. The opposite $2,500 will assist Femly land their first main contract by making it potential to offer alternate product packaging for hospitality placements. 


















femlybox.com

 




 

“Wedding planning was tough and stressful beyond what it should be. It was difficult to find all the information we were looking for in one place; it was difficult to find vendors; it was difficult to compare pricing information; it was difficult to determine real-time availability; and in many cases, it was difficult just to get someone to pick up the phone. What should be a fun process turned out to be horrendous.”

 

Concerning the Enterprise

 

Pyaari Weddings is a web based platform the place can discover marriage ceremony distributors, their pricing, and all the data wanted to decide, chopping out the associated fee and wish for a marriage planner. It simply shows marriage ceremony vendor data for greater than 1000+ distributors in eight totally different cities, throughout the USA. Based mostly on consumer choices, a consumer is delivered a ultimate marriage ceremony plan in lower than 5 minutes. Pyaari Weddings additionally presents consulting companies, marriage ceremony merchandise sourced from native artisans in India, and open supply recommendation and enter through weblog posts.

 

Firm Mission Assertion

 

Plan your dream marriage ceremony in lower than 5 minutes!

 

$5,000 Plan

 

Pyaari Weddings might be utilizing a portion of the grant to focus extra on rising their footprint in addition to furthering their community with native artisans in Asia. They are going to be increasing advertising and marketing methods by further social media channels, e-commerce software program, and sponsorships. Moreover, the funds will assist to construct their community by attending marriage ceremony expos, Asian bridal conferences, and sourcing and dealing with native artisans in Asia. Lastly, Pyaari Weddings might be hiring an intern.


















pyaariweddings.co

 

 

Winners chosen by The Everygirl workforce:


 




 

“I spent my free time snapping photos of my daughter in cute outfits, working with big name brands, and later turning that into a business as a brand photographer for female creatives and entrepreneurs. I’ve now expanded my business to stock photography for Women of Color and women who want to create a more inclusive brand.”

 

Concerning the Enterprise

 

Colorjoy Inventory is a membership-based service that gives manufacturers with entry to a library of inventory pictures celebrating variety in all physique varieties and pores and skin tones, in addition to different enterprise sources. New clear, impartial, pictures are uploaded weekly.

 

Firm Mission Assertion

 

To empower ladies to create extra freedom of their lives by their artistic companies, and assist them artistic model visuals that mirror their character, private model, and the work they like to do!

 

$5,000 Plan

 

Colorjoy Inventory might be utilizing the funds to spend money on product and gear to develop their inventory images library, in addition to to rent much more various fashions of all pores and skin tones, shapes, and sizes.


















colorjoystock.com

 




 

“We knew the type of skin care products we were looking for, but couldn’t find them in store. We tried countless products that were too expensive and didn’t meet our expectations, leaving us disappointed and out of money. Frustrated but motivated, we decided to develop our own line of skin care products.”

 

Concerning the Enterprise

 

Brown and Coconut produces plant-based face and physique care merchandise. After researching and figuring out the elements Letisha and Zeena discovered efficient in therapeutic their very own pores and skin, they got here up with formulation that matched their wants: plant-based powerhouse merchandise that did precisely what they stated.

 

Firm Mission Assertion

 

Our mission is to offer experiential plant-based merchandise that assist the ingredient-conscious particular person create delightfully lavish private care moments whereas addressing their skincare wants. As a model, we worth authenticity, accessibility, and a excessive ethical code. Merely put, we attempt to be there for our clients and do proper by them, at all times.

 

$5,000 Plan

 

Brown and Coconut might be utilizing the funding to companion with a skin-care manufacturing lab that may manufacture their merchandise on a bigger scale in order that they will proceed to develop. At the moment, they manufacture their merchandise themselves, which may be time-consuming and prevents them from specializing in different points of the corporate. 


















brownandcoconut.com

 


 

The Everygirl’s Girls-Owned Enterprise Grant is powered by:




 

La Marca Prosecco is a sublime glowing wine grown within the coronary heart of Italy’s Prosecco area. La Marca Prosecco believes in celebrating the enjoyment in on a regular basis moments, together with the tireless work that so many small enterprise house owners undergo to make their desires come true. A concentrate on profession empowerment has at all times been a part of The Everygirl’s mission, and La Marca Prosecco’s beneficiant donation permits us to offer funding for girls in enterprise who’re captivated with what they do.
Let’s elevate a glass to that!

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