Mielle Organics is celebrating its seven-year anniversary with some exciting news!
Actress and venture capitalist Keshia Knight Pulliam has been named as the brand’s new global education ambassador.
The “Cosby Show” veteran actress will partner with the beauty brand to lead the global education arm on their More Than A Strand campaign.
“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 Mielle Organics’ founder and CEO, Monique 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.”
Their inaugural Global Certificate Program is a partnership with Rutgers University and the Newark Business Hub which is a part of the brand’s promise to provide opportunities for education and entrepreneurship for the community.
Mielle Organics will allocate part of its $1 Million More Than A Strand fund to cover both tuition and startup costs for 60 of its 2021 program applicants.
“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.”
The Global Education Program led by the beauty company will educate 60 applicants on an annual basis about the necessities for both new and growing startups.
At the conclusion of the program, ten out of the 60 applicants will be selected to travel to South Africa to compete for Series A funding in 2022.
Applications for Mielle’s 2021 Global Certificate program are now open and will close on June 15. Winners will be announced on June 30.
For more on how to apply, click here.