Tory Burch Foundation Selects 50 Women-Owned Businesses For Annual Fellowship

Tory Burch Foundation Selects 50 Women-Owned Businesses For Annual Fellowship


The Tory Burch Foundation is Providing $5,000 in Business Education Grants to 50 Women Entrepreneurs

The Tory Burch Foundation has selected 50 women-owned businesses for the fifth annual Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. Burch personally shared the news over a surprise Zoom call with a diverse group of women entrepreneurs from 36 cities across the United States, including Austin, Anchorage, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York City.

The Fellowship, which receives thousands of applications annually, provides women entrepreneurs with $5,000 for business education and access to an online community of peers. This program could not have come at a more critical time for these small businesses.

“Small businesses, especially women-owned businesses, are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus crisis. The Fellows Program is the community of support, access to resources and tools that business owners need right now,” noted Laurie Fabiano, President of the Tory Burch Foundation.

Traditionally, the year-long Fellowship begins at the Tory Burch offices for a week of workshops, networking and mentoring from business leaders. To ensure everyone’s safety, the Tory Burch Foundation has pivoted to create virtual programming to help these women entrepreneurs navigate the challenging economic environment.

Since launching the program in 2015, the Tory Burch Foundation has provided hands-on, community-focused programming to 130 early-stage women entrepreneurs from diverse industries and communities across the country.

A complete list of the 2020 Fellows:

-Abbey Glass | Abbey Glass | Atlanta, Georgia
-Allison Fleece | WHOA Travel | Jersey City, New Jersey
-Amanda Austin | Dallas Comedy House | Dallas, Texas
-Amanda Wilson | VOXAPOD | Portland, Oregon
-Angela Mavridis | TRIBALÍ Foods | San Marino, California
-Ashley Picillo | Point Seven | Denver, Colorado
-Brittany Fuisz | Malibu Mylk | Los Angeles, California
-Carolina Contreras | Miss Rizos Salon | New York, New York
-Cassie Abel | Wild Rye | Ketchum, Idaho
-Charis Jones | Sassy Jones | Richmond, Virginia
-Christa Marie Cotton | New Orleans Beverage Group | New Orleans, Louisiana
-Claire Schlemme | Renewal Mill | Oakland, California
-DeJuana Lozada | Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn | Austin, Texas
-Denise Woodard | Partake Foods | Hoboken, New Jersey
-Elizabeth James| Taylor + Thomas | Los Angeles, California
-Grace Hsiang | 7TILL8 | Torrance, California
-Heather Fritzsche | The Spearhead Group | Yardley, Pennsylvania
-Janay Brower | Public Thread | Grand Rapids, Michigan
-Jasmine Jones | Cherry Blossom Intimates | Glenarden, Maryland
-Jenny Rushmore | Cashmerette | Boston, Massachusetts
-Jihan Thompson | Swivel Beauty | New York, New York
-Juleyka Lantigua-Williams | Lantigua Williams & Co. | Rockville, Maryland
-Katherine Sprung | Squish | New York, New York
-Kimba Williams | Kushae | Boca Raton, Florida
-Koh Kim | Even Prime | Santa Monica, California
-Kristen Fields | mmmpanadas | Austin, Texas
-Lauren Napier | Lauren Napier Beauty | Houston, Texas
-Leigh-Kathryn Bonner | Bee Downtown | Durham, North Carolina
-Lindsey Keller Mathews | BIRTHFIT | Austin, Texas
-Louisa Rechter | MESTIZA NEW YORK | New York, New York
-Margaux DelCollo | TWEE | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
-Michelle Gage | Michelle Gage Interiors | Villanova, Pennsylvania
-Mollie Cha | Hakuna Brands | Los Angeles, California
-Mollie Creason | Well + Wonder Artist Collective | Louisville, Kentucky
-Monica Salhotra | Do Anything Foods | New York, New York
-Neillie Butler | Mariée Ami | Mountain Brook, Alabama
-Nora Gardner | Nora Gardner | New York, New York
-Piper Foster Wilder | 60 Hertz Microgrids | Anchorage, Alaska
-Rebecca Sawhney | Marlowe | Berkeley, California
-Rene Graham | Renzoe Box | Austin, Texas
-Samantha Diamond | CultureConnect | New York, New York
-Sarah Ecolano | Copper River Fish Market | Cordova, Alaska
-Sensi Graves | Sensi Graves Bikinis | Hood River, Oregon
-Shalini Samtani | Open The Joy | Princeton, New Jersey
-Shelly Marshall | Island Pops | Brooklyn, New York
-Snigdha Sur | The Juggernaut | New York, New York
-Staci Lantz | Imagine Home | Daniel Island, South Carolina
-Tara Darnley | Darlyng & Co. | Greensboro, North Carolina
-Tina Hedges | LOLI | New York, New York
-Viola Sutanto | MAIKA | Oakland, California