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This Founder Plans to Sprinkle Black Girl MATHgic on Young Girls Thanks to A $25K Grant

Brittany Rhodes — founder of the Black Girl MATHgic movement — is proving that Black girls love math too. According to Black Enterprise, in a partnership with IFundWomen of Color, American Express surprised 100 Black women entrepreneurs with grants of $25,000 along with 100 days of resources as part of the “100 for 100” program. Rhodes decided she would use her proceeds from the grant to continue the movement she designed to equip Black girls — who face math anxiety — with basic math confidence needed to break the stigma.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Math Confidence in a Box (@blackgirlmathgic) This win is huge for Rhodes although she’s been winning grants and pitch contests from the beginning of her math confident initiatives — even winning her first pitch contest back in 2019 when Black Girl MATHgic was just an idea. Fast-forward to now and Rhodes has received close to $50,000 in funding in less than two years solely because of grants and pitches. The $25,000...

Dec 8, 2020