WFA announces 5th Cohort of WEM Hub

By: GWL Team | Thursday, 11 July 2024

The Women’s Economic Mobility (WEM) Hub’s 5th cohort has been announced by Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA). This is a 6-month program, designed to assist businesses that are owned by Black women by equipping them with technical assistance and additional resources.

The program also includes unrestricted grant funds of $5,000 in order to aid these black women’s businesses. The firm has invested $250,000 in total since WEM Hub’s inception in 2021 intending to support 50 Black women-owned businesses across the state.

A total of 10 women from 2024’s cohort own businesses come from a variety of industries/services and represents Arkansas’ 4 cities.

Women’s Foundation of Arkansas CEO, Anna Beth Gorman stated, “It is our distinct honor to announce the 10 phenomenal Black women that comprise the fifth WEM Hub cohort. Over the next six months, these talented entrepreneurs will acquire new skills and resources, and build the networks they need to help their businesses thrive for years to come. The WFA team and our partners are excited to welcome this year’s participants and embark on this professional journey with them.”

This year’s cohort includes Lillian West, Bear Fruit Direct Primary Care, Little Rock; Tammy Johnson, Brooklyn’s The Bridge to Learning Childcare Center, Pine Bluff; Dequita Crockett, DLT Trust Inc., Little Rock; Allicia Talbert, Talbert Lawn Service LLC, Little Rock; Cozetta Jones, CocoBee Honey, North Little Rock; Bridgette Harris, Plexi & Company, Pine Bluff; Vianca Armstrong-Jordan, LIT & FIT LLC, North Little Rock; Adrian Jones, QuinTEEsential Designs LLC, North Little Rock; Kendalynn Bolton, KB’s Love by the Pound and More LLC, Malvern; and, LaTisha Brunson, Styleinvy Boutique LLC, Pine Bluff.

Source : Press Release