Meet the Qualifiers and Cast Your Vote for the $5,000 Publish Her Business Impact Grant

With support from community partner BankCherokee, a $5,000 Publish Her Business Impact Grant will be awarded to a woman of color whose business is making a difference in the lives of others and the world. Read about the grant qualifiers and submit a ballot to cast your vote. Voting closes September 30, 2023. The winner will be announced in October.

Photo: Brittney Jean Photography

Founded by Leslie and LeAnn Jones, 1010 Wine and Events is breaking barriers by offering the largest selection of Black-owned wines.

Photo: Bea’s Bayou Skincare

Founded by Arielle Brown, Bea’s Bayou Skincare brings relief to eczema sufferers with herbal and probiotic skincare solutions.

Photo: Giverb

Founded by Nilvia Brinkley, Giverb empowers small- to mid-sized businesses by connecting them with purpose-driven consumers.

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Founded by Bree Iman Clarke, The Plant Project is committed to representation and growing a diverse community through culture and plants.

Photo: Saucisson

Owned by Melissa Khoury, Saucisson supports small family farms, offering the highest quality artisan meats in an inclusive environment.

Photo: Sip Herbals

Founded by Orleatha Smith and Kelly Raulerson, Sip Herbals offers a morning ritual that delivers the benefits of tea and the decadence of coffee.

Photo: Sugar Sweetery

Founded by Candice and Justine Cabanilla, Sugar Sweetery is committed to ensuring diversity is represented in its sweet treats and community.

Photo: Werk Mija

Founded by Xochitl Carmona, Werk Mija is an apparel and accessories brand and podcast for Latinas who unapologetically celebrate their culture.

Photo: The Woke Coach

Founded by Seena Hodges, The Woke Coach is a consultancy dedicated to racial equity and guiding individuals and organizations “From Ally to Accomplice.”

Photo: The Womanist Center

Founded by Breah Robinson, The Womanist Center is committed to improving health and wellness outcomes for Black women.

Publish Her is dedicated to providing resources to female-identifying business owners and authors. Since 2018, more than $250,000 in grants and services have been awarded to women in business.

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Cast Your Vote

To vote for the Publish Her Business Impact Grant winner, complete and submit a ballot.

One vote per person and per email account. Multiple submissions from one email account voids all submissions from that account. Email address and account owner will be verified. To vote, you must be a legal resident of the United States (including the District of Columbia but excluding U.S. territories) and 18 years of age or older.

Publish Her is no longer accepting votes for the 2023 Business Impact Grant; the voting deadline has passed.