Million Dollar Women Fund

Help us provide scholarships to women of color entrepreneurs to access coaching, mentorship, capital and business training.

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Project Description

 

Hello! I'm Julia Pimsleur, founder of Million Dollar Women, a social venture that supports women entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to help one million women entrepreneurs each get to $1M in revenues. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to create a thriving business, regardless of gender, race, age, sexual preference or geography. We recently created the Million Dollar Women Fund so we can provide 30 scholarships to women of color entrepreneurs, who face even higher obstacles in making high revenues. Women of color run businesses currently make an average of $25,000- $50,000 per year and fewer than 38 African American women have raised over $1M in venture capital.  

Our grads and attendees at the 2019 Million Dollar Women Summit in NYC

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More and more women are STARTING businesses, but very few are scaling up, or "going big." Studies show that 90% of women who run businesses in the U.S. are making under $100,000 per year and have no employees. So many women have created jobs for themselves, but they have no benefits, no vacations, and no job security! We want to help women learn the business skills and get the coaching they need so their business can make more money, employ more people, and they can become leaders and become examples for other women to follow.

There are three main obstacles that keep women from growing their businesses: lack of role models, access to capital, and business training.

At Million Dollar Women, we address all three and help women expand their businesses by making business coaching, training, capital and mentorship accessible to all through our online business program, summits, and scholarships.

We launched this Million Dollar Women Fund campaign to raise money for scholarships we provide to women of color business owners across the US. Can you help us make it possible for a woman business owner to get the equivalent of an executive MBA? Then you can follow her story and successes through direct communication with our team and when we feature her in our social media.

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The women in our program started companies in health care, education, technology, products and services. Most of them did not go to business school or have a finance background and they are often in parts of the country where there is not a lot of support for entrepreneurs (think North Carolina, South Dakota, Washington state, rural Texas). The entrepreneurs we work with come to Million Dollar Women to fill in their business gaps and take their companies big.

Mentors and mentees at a Million Dollar Women event in 2018

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We provide women in our program with:

  • Step by step business training via four month program (delivered online)
  • How to build a more fundable and profitable business
  • Live Q&As with scaling coach Julia Pimsleur and guest entrepreneurs 
  • Increase sales via more effective marketing, outsourcing, and planning
  • Greater confidence about going big, with other high-growth women entrepreneurs
  • Access to successful business and financial mentors

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  • Contribute. You are not only supporting the recipients of our scholarships; you are also supporting the idea that entrepreneurs who are brave enough to start businesses and should be able to access mentorship and businesses training, regardless of race, financial situation, gender, age or sexual orientation.
  • Volunteer as a mentor. If you have built a company making over $5M and want to mentor women in our community, please contact us and we will set up a call to learn more about you and your business. Mentors in our community are women, non gender binary and men.
  • Spread the word. Help us by sharing on social media or forwarding this campaign to a friend. http://bit.ly/35nOHbT 

 

When you donate any amount to our campaign, from $20 to $5,000, you are helping to close the economic gender gap and become a part of our international community of change-makers. Thank you!

If you are interested in donating but would rather do so through a 501c3, you can! Just reach out via email (alex@juliapim.com) to get all the necessary information.

We believe that all women deserve access to the skills that will help them change their business from one that is just getting by to one that provides for their families, creates jobs, and paves the way for future women entrepreneurs. Thank you for reading and watching!

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Stay brave,

Julia Pimsleur 

Founder and CEO

#GOBIGNOW

Julia Pimsleur is Founder & Chief Empowerista of Million Dollar Women. Julia’s passion for working with women entrepreneurs grew out of her experiences as the founder and CEO of a children's educational media company, Little Pim. Julia has raised more than $26M in angel, venture and philanthropic dollars and speaks regularly about entrepreneurship, women in business and mindset. Julia is the author of the best-selling book, Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big, and host of the Million Dollar Mind podcast. Julia is based in New York City and recently launched The Million Dollar Women Fund to support women entrepreneurs of color.

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All donations will be used for scholarships for women of color entrepreneurs.

If you have questions, please contact Alex@juliapim.com

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Just Because I Care

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Million Dollar Women

Get a pdf of the book Million Dollar Women sent right to your inbox, social media shout out/thank you, and huge appreciation!

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Million Dollar Mind

Take part in a one hour brainstorming session for the Million Dollar Mind podcast with host Julia Pimsleur, via Zoom. Help her pick her next guests and go behind the scenes on how the podcast is produced.

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Million Dollar Women Think Big Notebook

This "Think Big" notebook serves as a daily reminder to never limit yourself, and was inspired by Jay Falkner, one of Julia's first angel investors. Write down all of your million dollar ideas, contact information, and tasks in this notebook.

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A hoodie with #gobignow embossed on it!

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Million Dollar Women Summit

Join us at our annual Million Dollar Women Summit, and meet the women who received the scholarships your donation made possible OR attend a recording of the Million Dollar Mind Podcast at the NYC studio.

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VIP ticket to MDW Summit Party

Join us as our VIP Special Guest at the Opening Night Party for the Million Dollar Women Summit (evening of April 23d) in NYC and enjoy a private drink with the women who received the scholarships.  

 

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VIP MDW Summit Ticket & Coaching

Join us as our VIP Special Guest at the OPENING NIGHT PARTY and MAIN DAY of the Million Dollar Women Summit (April 23, 2020) in NYC. At the Party and Summit you will be mentioned by name as one of our MDW Fund supporters and enjoy a private reception with the women who received the scholarships. Plus, enjoy a free 1:1 coaching session with Julia Pimsleur via Zoom or in person which you can use for business or personal advancement.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

5 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Million Dollar Women

Get a pdf of the book Million Dollar Women sent right to your inbox, social media shout out/thank you, and huge appreciation!

597 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Million Dollar Mind

Take part in a one hour brainstorming session for the Million Dollar Mind podcast with host Julia Pimsleur, via Zoom. Help her pick her next guests and go behind the scenes on how the podcast is produced.

400 Left
0 Supporters
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$100
Million Dollar Women Think Big Notebook

This "Think Big" notebook serves as a daily reminder to never limit yourself, and was inspired by Jay Falkner, one of Julia's first angel investors. Write down all of your million dollar ideas, contact information, and tasks in this notebook.

246 Left
4 Supporters
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$250
Million Dollar Women

A hoodie with #gobignow embossed on it!

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1 Supporter
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$500
Million Dollar Women Summit

Join us at our annual Million Dollar Women Summit, and meet the women who received the scholarships your donation made possible OR attend a recording of the Million Dollar Mind Podcast at the NYC studio.

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2 Supporters
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$1,000
VIP ticket to MDW Summit Party

Join us as our VIP Special Guest at the Opening Night Party for the Million Dollar Women Summit (evening of April 23d) in NYC and enjoy a private drink with the women who received the scholarships.  

 

10 Left
0 Supporters
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$5,000
VIP MDW Summit Ticket & Coaching

Join us as our VIP Special Guest at the OPENING NIGHT PARTY and MAIN DAY of the Million Dollar Women Summit (April 23, 2020) in NYC. At the Party and Summit you will be mentioned by name as one of our MDW Fund supporters and enjoy a private reception with the women who received the scholarships. Plus, enjoy a free 1:1 coaching session with Julia Pimsleur via Zoom or in person which you can use for business or personal advancement.

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