Rent the Runway and UBS have joined forces to launch Project Entrepreneur, a venture competition and educational program designed to provide women entrepreneurs with the tools to build high-growth, high-impact businesses.
In addition, Project Entrepreneur will host a series of free educational summits for attendees to share their business ideas, starting in New York, Austin and Washington DC.
Project Entrepreneur’s venture competition is open to women entrepreneurs who are beyond the ideation stage and intend to build a high-growth company using an existing prototype or beta technology. Continue reading →
Pashon Murray is passionate about reducing the carbon footprint of Detroit, by finding solutions to re-use or recycle everyday waste and reducing landfill use. Her company, Detroit Dirt, is a local composting and biomass collection company that is committed to revitalizing neighborhoods.
As a child, Pashon Murray was inspired by her father, who founded a waste hauling company. In 2011, Pashon founded Detroit Dirt, a business that collects food waste from companies such as General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Detroit Zoo, and transforms it into rich soil. Using advanced composting techniques, Detroit Dirt helps companies regenerate their waste into resources that will educate the community, create jobs and provide gardeners with rich, life-bearing soil.
Pashon is an award winning entrepreneur and currently serves as a fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, where she studies the science of composting and waste reduction.
Last year Detroit Dirt featured in this Ford commercial that went viral.
We’re super excited to share the Twenty Ten family is expanding!
Launching this fall, TWENTY TEN TALENT is a new online career resource for talented young black women from every corner of the globe. It will feature interviews with rising stars and valuable tips on how to supercharge your career.
You can follow Twenty Ten Talent on social media as we count down to launch:
Joséphine Cosmetics is a luxury organic skincare and mineral makeup company headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.
Launched in 2014, the brand is inspired by the intricacies of haute couture, decadence of art deco, free form jazz and ferocious femmes.
Company founder and chief glam officer Sholayide Otugalu continues to push the envelope in the natural beauty sector with her passion for introducing the sultry side of organic beauty.
Earlier this year, Sholayide became one of the first recipients of the national GIRLBOSS foundation grant presented by fashion retailer Nasty Gal. In addition to running her company Sholayide is poised to launch her new beauty advocacy platform, Boundless Beauty. Continue reading →
Sabio provides pioneering web developer training programs designed to help individuals break into the tech industry.
With the unveil of its new Women of Color Fellowship Fund, Sabio will provide scholarships to 100 women of $13,450 to enrol in a 12-week coding bootcamp, with training and ongoing professional development for five years.
Headquartered in Culver City, Los Angeles, Sabio will also provide a virtual academy for women who are unable to participate in the Culver City program due to costs and distance.
The virtual academy offers exceptional training for smart and motivated individuals who want to learn to code. They will interact with a skill instructor in real time , with direct access to online videos, training modules and fellow students.
The Women of Color Fellowship Fund is seeking applicants who identify as female who are 18 years or older, and must be willing to volunteer at least 100 hours to a non profit in a coding capacity within two years of their graduation date.