It’s no secret that the beauty industry has a lot of work to do to diversify its workforce, ourselves included. Last year we announced that we would be launching a mentorship program to help create more opportunities for small Black-owned and POC-owned businesses.
We’ve been fortunate to work with 6 different business looking to grow in the beauty and wellness space since we launched this program in 2020. Here’s what our latest round of mentees had to say about their experience.
How it works:
Our Community Mentoring Initiative is our commitment to create a comprehensive mentoring program to support and partner with 3 POC-owned businesses in the beauty and wellness space.
We will be supporting these businesses for a period of three months through direct access to our co-founders Sarah and Christine, as well as support from our in-house marketing, creative, business development & content teams to help with business strategies and provide resources.
To be considered for the program, businesses must be POC-owned and founded, based in the US, and have 4 full-time employees or less.
The business will be provided with bi-weekly virtual mentorship meetings with our co-founders and/or key team members to provide support in the following topics:
- Content/Social Media
Below please find key dates for this program*:
6/16 – 6/30 – Applications open
7/6 – Finalists selected
Weeks of 7/5 & 7/12 – Interviews with finalists (finalists will be notified separately)
7/20 – Announcement of selected businesses
7/26-8/6 – Kick-off session with the Glow Recipe team
*Dates may change subject to submissions
Stay tuned for announcements regarding openings via Glow Recipe’s social channels and emails. This session, we will expand this initiative to include POC applicants as well. It is our goal to encourage diversity and support both Black and POC communities.