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Bea's Bayou Founder Arielle Brown Wins $100K Grant From Aveeno

This Black woman entrepreneur has been awarded a $100,000 grand prize thanks to Aveeno.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 15, 2022

Aveeno® Awards $100K Grants to Two Black Women As Part of Its Skin Health Startup Accelerator Program

Back in December of last year, Aveeno® announced the launch of a new accelerator program dedicated to creating more diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the skincare industry for Black women. Today, the brand — in partnership with leading media, tech, and commerce company ESSENCE — announced the winners of its accelerator program who will receive funds toward their business goals. According to a press release, Dr. Isfahan Chambers Harris — founder of Alodia Hair Care™ — is the first-ever recipient of the Aveeno Skin Health Startup Accelerator. She will receive tools, resources, ongoing mentorship, a feature in ESSENCE’s e-commerce portal — ShopEssence — as well as a $100,000 grant to grow her business. “I’m honored to be the first Black women entrepreneur Grand Prize winner of the Aveeno® Skin Health Startup Accelerator program,” Dr. Isfahan said in a statement. “This is substantial in helping my company grow our business and fill a need that Black women consumers are searching for...

Njera Perkins

Mar 23, 2021