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Meet the Girlboss Foundation Recipients

THE FIRST GIRLBOSS FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS ARE ANNOUNCED!

Back in August, Sophia announced the launch of the GIRLBOSS Foundation – an initiative founded to celebrate young women who embody the GIRLBOSS philosophy of taking risks, rewriting the rules and defining success for on their own grounds. The Foundation launched with an exciting call to action: send us your best, brightest, most GIRLBOSSy business ideas, and you might just receive a financial grant from the Foundation to help realize your ambitions and goals.

Five months and hundreds of incredible applications later, the first round of GIRLBOSS grant recipients have been announced. After much deliberation, Sophia and the GIRLBOSS Foundation commitee have selected the four enterprising ladies below on the basis of their ingenuity, creativity, and outright hustle. Click on their profile pictures to get to know each successful GIRLBOSS, and go HERE to find out how you can submit an application for the next round of grants.

Congratulations, ladies!

DEENA DREWIS

Who?

Deena Drewis from Los Angeles

What’s the big idea?

Nouvella Books; an independent publisher dedicated to novellas—works of fiction that are longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel.

Where can I find out more?

nouvellabooks.comfacebook.com/nouvellabooks / Twitter & IG @nouvellabooks@deenadeenuh

GET TO KNOW DEENA

APRIL MELCHIOR

Who?

April Melchior from Philadelphia

What’s the big idea?

Urban Works Textiles: a small, handmade home décor interiors located in Philadelphia, PA. All the products are derived from original illustrations by April, and then digitally printed on fabric and handmade into various home décor applications.

Where can I find out more?

urbanworkstextiles.comfacebook.com/UrbanWorksTextiles / Twitter & IG @urbanworkstextiles

GET TO KNOW APRIL

CHRISTIN CHANG

Who?

Christin Chang from Connecticut

What’s the big idea?

Chrisu: hand-illustrated silk scarves (and soon to be pajamas!) with a narrative.

Where can I find out more?

chrisu.com / @chrisuscarves / facebook.com/chrisu-scarves

GET TO KNOW CHRISTIN

SHOLAYIDE OTUGALU

Who?

Sholayide Otugalu from Brooklyn

What’s the big idea?

Joséphine Cosmetics – natural beauty products that are redefining luxury in organic beauty.

Where can I find out more?

josephinecosmetics.comfacebook.com/josephinebeauty / Twitter & IG @josephinelarue@josephinecosmetics

GET TO KNOW SHOLAYIDE


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