Buy From A Black Woman is proud to announce our third accelerator cohort of the Black Woman Accelerator Program. Our program helps Black Women Business Owners leverage certifications and H&M and the NY & NJ National Minority Supplier Development Council (NYNJNMSDC) are partnering with us to deliver the program.
We’re Going Hybrid This Year
We’ve adapted the Black Woman Accelerator Program into a hybrid virtual experience to make it more accessible to Black Women across the country. Furthermore, our six-week program will conclude with a grant that will cover the fees for 15 Black Women Business Owners to apply for their Minority Business Enterprise Certificate (MBE).
“The notable decrease in D&I outreach and personnel means that Black Women Business Owners who once worked so easily with corporate partners, may face more barriers to renew or start these partnerships again. One of the many things that came up last year in conversations was asking if businesses in the Buy From A Black Woman Online Directory were certified.” says Nikki Porcher, founder of Buy From A Black Woman.
“This year’s Black Women Accelerator Program participants will have everything they need in order to apply for their MBE, without the stress of wondering if they did everything right, will it be rejected and if it is really worth the investment. We’re excited to be working with H&M and to have the guidance of NMSDC. This is yet another example of what happens when you support a Black Woman Business Owner. You support a whole community.”
Our 2023 Black Woman Accelerator Program Cohorts
The Black Woman Accelerator Program will run from March 23 to April 27, and will conclude with an in-person ceremony at the end of April.
The participating business include:
Black Girl PR, Phoenix, AZ: A digital PR firm that helps Black women in ecommerce curate content that gets publicity and media coverage.
Dirt Don't Hurt, San Diego, CA: An all-natural oral care, beauty and body care brand focused on detoxification using only the finest herbs and ingredients.
DMC Original Art, Brooklyn, NY: Home decor brand that offers items with a third-dimensional sense of texture, which symbolizes bringing the art to life, and to light.
Effie's Paper Stationery & Whatnot, Brooklyn, NY: A lifestyle brand that offers on-trend accessories for fun at work, while traveling and just living a chic life.
Flyest, Lanham, MD: A pop culture and Hip-Hop inspired holistic health brand making herbal tea and honey for the culture.
Kate Lynn and Adwoa, Atlanta, GA: A natural skincare line that includes Shea Butter personally sourced in Ghana, West Africa.
Lizzie's All Natural Products, Winston Salem, NC: All natural, toxin free and organic products that help people truly love the skin they’re in.
LUVSPUN, Bakersfield, CA: A cotton candy company specializing in organic, gluten free and vegan sweets free from artificial ingredients.
Mamie L. Pack Media, Saint Johns, FL: A stylish stationery brand for the “do less, live more” woman.
My Beautiful Fluff, Davenport, IA: The fluffy girls one-stop shop for body positive t-shirts, jewelry, tote bags, mugs, journals and makeup brush sets.
Pure Skin Repair, Copperas Cove, TX: They create a culture of confidence in self care through the empowerment of honest and natural skin care.
She Prints It, Stockbridge, GA: A fiercely female promotional products company that helps woman owned, led, and operated businesses market themselves.
The Pink Bakery Inc, Menomonee Falls, WI: The first allergen-free baking mix company for people who have food allergies.
W2S Marketing, Clarkston, GA: A web-based marketing company that helps business owners share the full potential of their business.
As we continue with our year theme of "Black Women Deserve.", we would like to be the first to congratulate these Black Women Business Owners on being accepted to The Black Woman Accelerator Program and we wish them all the success. Because Black Women deserve success.
For more information on our accelerator program or the work we’re doing to empower Black Women Business Owners, you can read about our initiatives focused on ensuring they have the tools and resources necessary to be successful.