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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The BOSS Network & Sage Awards $250K in Grants to the Divine Nine Sororities

Sage Boss Network grant recipients

Nationwide — Announcing the recipients of the 2024 Invest in Progress Grant, a collaborative initiative by Sage and The BOSS Network. This partnership has seen Sage commit funding over three years to empower small businesses with the resources they need to thrive.

The selected recipients stand out for their dedication to community, entrepreneurial spirit, and desire to grow their professional skills. Each will be awarded a $10,000 grant and gain access to a year-long monthly mentorship program through BOSS Business University. This online platform is designed to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully launch or grow a business.

The partnership, in its third year, received almost 12,000 applicants nationwide. This year’s winners also feature four members from each of the Divine Nine sororities—including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated—the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated, and the Chicago Urban League. The final 25 awardees represent entrepreneurs from various industries, including Beauty & Self-Care, IT Solutions, Travel, Healthcare, Professional Services, and Food and Beverage.

Congratulations to the latest 25 recipients:

Tina Armstrong – Living Connected MBS, Inc – La Mirada, CA
ShaRae Carlock – Photolock – Kansas City, MO
Jessica Childress – Juris Prudence LLC – Washington, DC
Marcia Cox – Kaldi’s Coffeehouse & Roastery – Huntersville, NC
Nadine Duncan – The Traveling Black Women Network – Atlanta, GA
Skania Florestal – HBCUMADE – Atlanta, GA
Tamekia Foley – High Tech 2.0, LLC – Atlanta, GA
Natasha Gallop – Gifts in Good Company LLC – West Orange, NJ
Lucretia Gordon – Pamper Palace – Greensboro, NC
Chrisshele Griffin – McChriss BAKES – Irving, TX
Gena Harrison – FOY Med Spa – Southfield, MI
April Hemphill/Shaketia McCoy – AnuCrown Luxury Brims – Dallas, TX
Chari Herron – Divine Restoration Counseling and Consultation, LLC – Huntsville, AL
Lakeysha Love – Sugar Head LLC – Hazel Crest, IL
Deida Massey – Bixa Beauty, Inc. – Chicago, IL
Cheryl Monroe – The Cleaning Advantage – Atlanta, GA
LaToya Moore – A Write to Live – Orland Hills, IL
Nwamaka Ngoddy – Anwuli Eyewear LLC – Atlanta, GA
Zamora Olin – Thrive With ARTIE – Appomattox, VA
Niehla Ollie – Homegirl’s Hummus – Chicago, IL
Shavonne Reed – OPUA LLC – Atlanta, GA
Jada Samuels – Jada Juice Inc. – Aurora, IL
Davida Selby – Kate Lynn & Adwoa, LLC – Atlanta, GA
Alicia Thomas – Lush Pops ATL – Decatur, GA
Shanice Whittaker – Soul Movement Success – Antioch, CA

For more information on BOSS and Sage “Invest in Progress” grant and the BOSS Impact Fund, visit BOSSImpactFund.com. To become a member, visit TheBOSSNetwork.org