Actor and venture capitalist partners with Black-owned beauty brand
As Mielle’s Global Ambassador, Keshia Knight Pulliam will lead the beauty brand’s initiatives to roll out their inaugural Global Certificate Program in partnership with Rutgers University and the Newark Business Hub. As part of the brand’s promise to provide opportunities for entrepreneurship and education in the community, Mielle Organics will allocate part of their $1 Million More Than A Strand Fund to cover the tuition and start-up costs for 60 2021 program applicants.
For Mielle Organics’ founder and CEO, Monique Rodriguez, choosing Keshia Knight Pulliam as Mielle’s Global Education ambassador was a must. “We chose Keshia Knight Pulliam as our new Global Education Ambassador because of her passion for providing opportunities for mentorship, education and venture capital for Black women,” said Rodriguez. “Entering this next chapter of our journey with someone who is equally as passionate about building community entrepreneurship is a testament to what God has to come.”
“I am elated to work with Mielle Organics to bring new education and venture capital opportunities to Black women worldwide,” said Global Ambassador, Keshia Knight Pulliam. “It’s amazing to partner with a company that has so much mutual synergy when it comes to sewing into our community. I’m honored to celebrate their 7-year anniversary.”
Mielle Organics’ Global Education Program will educate 60 applicants annually on the necessities for new and growing startups. At the end of the program, ten out of those 60 applicants will be chosen to travel to South Africa and compete for Series A funding in 2022.
Applications for Mielle’s 2021 Global Certificate Program are now open through June 15. Winners will be announced on June 30. To learn more about Mielle Organics’ 2021 Global Certificate Program, visit https://www.morethanastrand.com.