Mielle Organics has selected actress and venture capitalist Keshia Knight Pulliam as its new global education ambassador. According to a press release, the former Cosby Show star will lead the Black-owned beauty brand’s initiatives to roll out an inaugural Global Certificate Program.
Mielle Organics, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary, has also joined forces with Rutgers University and the Newark Business Hub to provide select aspiring Black women entrepreneurs chances to receive educational business support and an opportunity to compete for funding of their ventures.
“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,” the announcement said.
Monique Rodriguez, Mielle Organics’ founder and CEO, said Knight Pulliam was selected because of her “passion for providing opportunities for mentorship, education, and venture capital for Black women.”
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SOURCE: Black Enterprise, Andrea Blackstone