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Supporting women-owned businesses
impacted by Covid-19 and the She-cession

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What We're About

Covid-19 has eliminated more than 25% of women-owned businesses in the United States. That percentage increases to more than 40% for women of color owned businesses.[1] Prior to the pandemic, women-owned businesses were growing at a rate of roughly 1,800 per day, of which 89% were started by women of color.[1] 

The Verizon x Luminary Fellowship Program is aimed at supporting businesses owned or founded by women by awarding a total of 75 fellowships. In order to be considered, the candidates will need to have an established business at any revenue stage and be founded and/or owned by a woman.

The program will give Verizon fellows access to Luminary’s extensive global community, introductions, workshops, coaching, mentoring and business marketplace for growth. Each fellow will also receive best-in-class thought leadership and insights from Verizon.

Through this partnership, Luminary will be providing 75 women business owners with 65 Digital Luminary Memberships and 10 Memberships to Luminary’s brick-and-mortar* hub in NYC.  

We invite all women business owners  to apply for the Fellowship below.

[1] https://siepr.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/publications/20-022.pdf

*Luminary prioritizes our Community’s health & safety. Click here to learn how we’ve navigated new standards in our physical space due to Covid-19.

Key Dates

Entries Open: 11/27

Entries Close: 12/17

Fellowship Winners Announced: 12/21

10 ANNUAL IN PERSON MEMBERSHIPS
ACROSS NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA

65 ANNUAL DIGITAL MEMBERSHIPS GLOBALLY

* You must be a Woman Owned Business (at least 50%) or a Woman Founded Business.
* You must be at least 18 years of age or older to apply. 
* Only one application per business will be reviewed - all duplicate applications will be disqualified.
* Existing Luminary Members as of 10/1/2020 are not eligible to apply.

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Judges

Shermin Lakha

CEO, LVLUP

Laura Mignott

CEO, DFlash
Host, The Reset

Deb Boulanger

President, The Great Do-Over Inc

Melissa Mitchner

Founder & CEO of The Bark Shoppe

Tina Yip

Director of Marketing & Culture at Berlin Cameron

Want to attend the finals virtually on October 28?

RSVP HERE

Past Winners:

The Bark Shoppe

The Bark Shoppe is New York’s premier pet care facility. Fostering great relationships between pets and their owners. Their products, services and recommendations are based on the expertise of leading pet care professionals with your pets individual needs in mind. 

Mommy matters

Saving Mothers empowers women in resource-limited settings by training their local medical providers, bringing lifesaving medical technologies to rural hospitals and clinics, and providing reproductive health education.