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Black Female Entrepreneurs Awarded $50,000 in Grants from Barefoot

After receiving a record number of applications, Barefoot announced the five new recipients of the 2021 New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanForHer Grants. The #WeStanForHer campaign celebrates and supports Black female entrepreneurs in order to drive toward economic equity for the Black community. The grants, awarded in partnership with New Voices Foundation, celebrate, recognize and uplift Black women-owned businesses.

Each 2021 grant recipient will receive $10,000 to help develop their businesses and support their entrepreneurial spirit. The grantees will also receive business coaching and mentorship from the New Voices Foundation to further their business endeavors. They will also amplify the 2021 grantees’ businesses. Barefoot will use its own advertising platforms and resources to bring awareness to these companies and brands.

Barefoot 2021 #WeStanForHer Grant Recipients:

  • Teas With Meaning
    • Committed to doing everything in life with meaning, Kamila Mitchell founded Teas With Meaning. As an organic loose leaf and bottled tea blend company, it looks to bring beneficial properties with each cup.
  • Re-Nuble
    • Founded by Tinia Pina, Re-Nuble is a leading developer of innovative, plant-based, animal-free agricultural technologies sourced from verified, unrecoverable vegetative waste streams.
  • Base Butter
    • She-Neil Johnson-Spence established Base Butter as a skincare company on a quest to redefine the perception of beauty. It showcases beauty’s impact on our relationship with our skin.  
  • Sweetkiwi
    • Founded by Ehime Eigbe-Akindele, Sweetkiwi makes low-calorie yet nutrient-dense packaged foods that have targeted functional health benefits. Sweetkiwi uses real ingredients carefully sourced from local businesses within the community.
  • Sarep + Rose 
    • Robin Sirleaf founded Sarep + Rose to create a global social impact by merging style and function through everyday fashion and home accessories.


“The #WeStanForHer program is a celebration of the Black community. Barefoot is committed to recognizing the talents and gifts that stem from resilient Black women,” says Shannon Armah, Sr. Associate Brand Manager for Barefoot. “As a brand that strives to bring people together by creating moments of fun for everyone, directly supporting the efforts of Black women-owned businesses is essential to our mission. We stand to learn a lot from the Black community and, true to our values, Barefoot will always listen to the inspiring voices.”

“New Voices Foundation is thrilled to once again join forces with Barefoot to support Black female entrepreneurs on the 2021 #WeStanForHer grants program,” says Richelyna Hall, Chief Impact Officer. “By investing capital, access and expertise through coaching and mentoring in this new group of Black women business owners, we are continuing our mission to create an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. We can have a lasting impact on our economy and in the communities and families of Black women.”

For more information about the New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanForHer Grant recipients or for more details about #WeStanForHer, visit

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