Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV) recently announced the next chapter of the BOTOX® Cosmetic and IFundWomen grant program with the launch of crowdfunding campaigns for women entrepreneurs. The brand recently announced the recipients who each received a $25,000 grant from the company, coaching and mentorship. The crowdfunding campaigns, located at ifundwomen.com/BOTOXCosmetic, spotlight the entrepreneurs. The campaigns encourage consumers to support their businesses to continue empowering women leaders of tomorrow.
“We believe in a future where women-owned businesses can prosper with appropriate access to capital,” said Carrie Strom, President, Global Allergan Aesthetics and Senior Vice President, AbbVie. “Today, women entrepreneurs receive less funding than men. We invite our community to join us in supporting these women as they pursue additional funding for their businesses. Only by working together and through action can we help to close the ‘Confidence Gap.'”
Grant recipients embarked on a ten-week Crowdfunding Accelerator Program over the summer. They learned from IFundWomen coaches and leaders from BOTOX® Cosmetic. They also learned from women founders from the aesthetics community: Lynn Heublein, Co-Founder and CEO of SkinSpirit, Nicci Levy, Founder and CEO of Alchemy43 and Vanessa Lee, RN, Founder and CEO of The Things We Do. While engaging in coaching sessions on key business topics, the entrepreneurs honed their business pitches and prepared to launch their crowdfunding campaigns. Each entrepreneur offers different incentives for specific contribution amounts to their crowdfunding campaigns. There are no monetary restrictions. The contributions can be made publicly or anonymously.
“IFundWomen’s crowdfunding platform is an opportunity for these entrepreneurs to gain visibility and funding from a larger network of people who are eager to support their businesses,” said Vanessa Lee, RN, Founder and CEO of The Things We Do. “As a woman entrepreneur, I know having the right community to uplift you is crucial for success. It’s inspiring to see the aesthetics community, led by BOTOX® Cosmetic, rally behind and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.”
Visit BotoxCosmetic.com/RealImpact to learn more about this partnership and participate in crowdfunding. Follow along on the @botoxcosmetic Instagram and YouTube channels to learn more about closing the “Confidence Gap” for women entrepreneurs.
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About Allergan Aesthetics
At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service and a commitment to excellence. For more information, visit AllerganAesthetics.com.
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas. These areas are immunology, oncology, neuroscience and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
IFundWomen is the go-to funding marketplace for entrepreneurs. The mission is to close the money gap for women-owned businesses through its proprietary mix of capital, coaching and connections. Since its founding, IFundWomen has empowered its members to raise $278M in early-stage capital and to create 55,000 new jobs, helping fuel the small businesses economy. IFundWomen’s marketplace offers its members multiple access points to capital. These are crowdfunding, enterprise-brokered grants, collateral-free loans and the best funding of all – revenue, through its newest product, IFundWomen ServicesX. IFundWomen ServicesX is a marketplace connecting independent business services experts to customers. To learn more about IFundWomen, please visit www.ifundwomen.com. Follow @ifundwomen on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.
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