Lift as We Climb Grant

Lift as We Climb Grant Initiative Promotion

Historically, there has been a significant gap in access to capital, expertise, and opportunities among Black, female entrepreneurs. Flawless by Gabrielle Union is helping bridge this gap by awarding three Black, female entrepreneurs $25,000 each in financial support, along with a one-year LinkedIn Premium membership and a mentorship session to help elevate your LinkedIn profile.




  • Must be 18+.
  • Company must be based and operated in the United States (open to U.S. residents and U.S.-based brands only).
  • Company must be in one of the following categories: fashion, skincare or hair accessories/tools.
  • Must have an existing company website and social media presence.
  • Products are not in distribution at a major retailer.
  • Business must be past the ideation phase with a fully developed product or service with customers, or ready for customers.




  • Eligible members must complete the application in its entirety and submit it by the 4/19/23 deadline.
  • The completed application must be submitted with the following:
  1. Submit a two-page brand deck that includes a one-page executive summary and one-page product overview.
  2. Submit a one minute video that provides insight into your brand, purpose, point of differentiation and how your brand plans to leverage the monetary grant. Video submissions cannot exceed 10 mb.
  3. Submit a high resolution, headshot-type photo.
  • If any portion of the application is incomplete or not included, the applicant will be disqualified.




  • Judging is based on the overall quality of the brand deck.
  • Product packaging: does the product address a problem in an innovative way?
  • Brand video: clarity of business vision, mission and brand plans.
  • The six selected finalists will pitch their business May 10, 2023. 
  • An Affidavit of Eligibility will be sent separately to the six finalists.



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View the Lift As We Climb Grant Initiative official rules here.