We love when a company puts their money where their public pledge to support Black women is. In partnership with the New Voices Foundation, Barefoot Wines has chosen its recipients for their 2021 #WeStanForHer grant, which celebrates, recognizes, and uplifts Black women-owned businesses and their founders' unique journeys.
"The #WeStanForHer program is a celebration of the Black community. To continue to see positive change, Barefoot is committed to recognizing the talents and gifts that stem from resilient Black-women," says Shannon Armah, Sr. Associate Brand Manager for Barefoot.
"As a brand that strives to bring people together by creating moments of fun for everyone, directly supporting the efforts of Black women-owned businesses is essential to our mission. We stand to learn a lot from the Black community and, true to our values, Barefoot will always listen to the inspiring voices."
Meet the Barefoot 2021 #WeStanForHer Grant Recipients:
Committed to doing everything in life with meaning, Kamila Mitchell founded Teas With Meaning. As an organic loose leaf and bottled tea blend company based in California, Teas With Meaning looks to bring beneficial properties with each cup.
Founded by Tinia Pina and based in New York, Re-Nuble is a leading developer of innovative, plant-based, animal-free agricultural technologies sourced from verified, unrecoverable vegetative waste streams.
She-Neil Johnson-Spence established Base Butter as a Pennsylvania-based skincare company on a quest to redefine the perception of beauty and its impact on our relationship with our skin.
Founded by Ehime Eigbe-Akindele, Maryland-based Sweetkiwi makes the best-tasting, low-calorie, yet nutrient-dense packaged foods that have targeted functional health benefits, using real ingredients carefully sourced from local businesses within the community.
Robin Sirleaf founded New York-based Sarep + Rose to create global social impact by merging style and function through everyday fashion and home accessories.
Each recipient will receive $10,000 to further support the development of their brand along with mentorship, business coaching, and promotion via Barefoot's advertising platforms.