On May 21, Mielle Organics announced that Keshia Knight Pulliam would represent them as a global education ambassador.
According to PR Newswire, as Mielle’s global ambassador, Pulliam will lead the beauty brand’s initiatives to represent their inaugural Global Certificate Program in partnership with Rutgers University and the Newark Business Hub, which will help Black women entrepreneurs by giving them chances to receive educational business support and an opportunity to compete for funding in their endeavors.
Mielle Organics’ founder and CEO, Monique Rodriguez, believed that choosing Keshia Knight Pulliam as Mielle’s Global Education ambassador was just what the company needed.
“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 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.”
Pulliam also expressed her enthusiasm to be working with their beauty brand.
She said, “I am elated to work with Mielle Organics to bring new education and venture capital opportunities to Black women worldwide.”
“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,” she added.
Mielle announced that “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 startup costs for 60 2021 program applicants.”
Mielle Organics’ Global Education Program plans to educate 60 applicants annually on the necessities for new and growing startups.
Toward the end of the program, ten out of those 60 applicants will be selected to travel to South Africa and compete for Series A funding in 2022.