In celebration of International Women’s Day, Visa is continuing to take action and remove the disproportionate barriers faced by Black women founders by offering $10,000 and a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership to 60 Black women-owned businesses across six (6) key cities in the U.S. Applications are open through April 16, 2021.
While small businesses have faced a year of extreme setbacks & challenges during the pandemic, Black women entrepreneurs have been among the hardest hit - particularly when it comes to accessing the capital & resources needed to sustain and grow. That is why Visa is focused on providing this resilient & fast-growing segment of entrepreneurs with capital & coaching that will enable more Black women-owned small businesses to continue making an impact with their product or service.
Through this program launching on March 4, 2021, eligible entrepreneurs in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C. can apply to be considered for a $10,000 grant + one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership. Learn more and apply today.
In 2021, Visa is committing $1 million to extend its grant and mentorship program. This builds on Visa’s 2020 program, which awarded over a quarter million dollars in grants & coaching scholarships to women entrepreneurs. Meet some of the recipients who have leveraged these resources to level up their small businesses.
black girls breathing™ creates space for Black womxn to manage their mental health via meditational breathwork.
black girls breathing™ is the only organization introducing breathwork — a popular meditative healing technique in LA and NYC — to Black women specifically and with an emphasis on making our work accessible to our community.
Kido is a children's brand connecting diverse millennial families who are looking to raise a better generation. We sell multicultural children's books, apparel representing kids of color and social justice issues, and we host events to unite families in an otherwise segregated Chicago.
Mākhers Studio deploys small neighborhood manufacturing centers where they design-build modular shipping container residential, commercial and community spaces.
Visa is doing their part to remove barriers and level the playing field. Now, you have an opportunity to put your money where your mouth is and support these founders.
Making virtual breathwork sessions for Black womxn free forever.
removing the financial barrier to accessing books by allowing youth to purchase books with alternative currency; a book report!
Inventive, responsible line of Denim where bold patterns and colors combine with the most ecologically advanced manufacturing practices.
An Omni-Channel Black Owned Inclusive lingerie retailer based in Philadelphia! Expect Lace is changing the way women view Bra Shopping.
Woke Foods is revolutionizing diets, by making plant-based food accessible, irresistible and rooted in the lands of our Black ancestors.
We are a Black-Woman owned floral business in Los Angeles,CA who has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 shut down in Southern California.
We’ve made it this far amid a global pandemic and economic crisis! Help us keep the dream alive. Today we take back our purpose!
We create beautiful stationery for life's most important events. From weddings to business branding, we love designing creative stationery.
Make Educational Equity Possible With Learning Pods for Underserved Communities
Honey+Vinyl uses the science of sound to mindfully pair music with food, mood, and aesthetic to optimize the human experience.
Superfood self-care for the next generation.
Changing the narrative of people with locs.
We are making the critical resources that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their businesses more accessible. If you want to take your small business to the next level, start here.
From fundraising planning to mapping out your network, this playbook will guide you through all the critical building blocks that you need to work through as an early-stage entrepreneur.
Join IFundWomen's Community Slack network where entrepreneurs from around the world are collaborating, commiserating, and celebrating on all things startup life.
In this video, you will learn how to craft the perfect elevator pitch to explain your product or service.
In this video, you will learn how to find out who your key customers are and how to identify new ones.
In this video, you will learn how to use your smartphone to capture beautiful, compelling video content to promote your business.
Before even pressing record make sure you are clear on what the goal of this content is, where you will be sharing it, and exactly what you want viewers to think, say and do after watching.
If you are filming video content for most channels/platforms, you will want to position your phone horizontally. If you are filming for Instagram Stories, for example, you will want to position your phone vertically to fit the IG story frame.
Have a good understanding of what you want to say before the camera is rolling. Engaging content is concise and to the point. If you are recording a marketing video for your business and delivering your pitch, you will want to make sure it is no longer than 3 minutes. People just don't have time to watch anything longer. If it takes you longer than 3 minutes to succinctly explain your idea, you need to stop and work on that pitch before even thinking about making a video. Download the Founder’s Playbook in the Visa • IFW Toolkit and fill out the pitch honing template as the first step in your pre-production process!
We know that small business owners are working with little-to-no budget when it comes to video production, so we have put together a list of suggested, reasonably priced equipment that will increase the quality of your smartphone-based production studio!
Apply for grants
Check out the Visa She's Next Grant Program Official Rules for more details.