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Grant Recipient

December 19, 2019

2019 Year-End Amber Grant Awarded to Lisse Shave

Lisse Shave Inc

Woman Entrepreneur:
Amy Mitchell

WomensNet, which is committed to supporting and funding women-owned businesses, is pleased to announce the recipient of its annual $25,000 Amber Grant for Women.

The recipient of the grant for 2019 is Lisse Shave Inc., founded and owned by Amy Mitchell. Lisse Shave, based in Vancouver, Canada, manufactures and markets safety razors for women.

Video Transcript

The annual Amber Grant is awarded to one of the previous 12 monthly Amber Grant recipients. Lisse Shave was the October 2019 honoree.

In learning of her win, Mitchell said, “In terms of what this will mean for Lisse, it’s hard to put into words and I’ve been struggling to articulate it all day! I haven’t stopped smiling since receiving the phone call yesterday. The Amber Grant will now give me the opportunity to invest in the growth of my business beyond what I thought was ever possible. Up until now I’ve self-funded the company and I have had an incredibly limited budget. I will now be able to put my marketing plan into motion, expand my product line, and therefore convert more folks to plastic-free shaving! But more importantly, this award has given me confidence that I am on the right track. Working on my own is difficult, and I often question myself whether I’m doing the right thing. I just want to thank the voting board for their confidence in me and I will ensure I put this financial support to drive the success of Lisse.”

A special congratulations to Amy and the 11 other finalists: Access Trax, The New Norm, LimeLoop, TheraV, Atlanta Music Education, Synaptek, RoHo, Love Again Local, Kateboards, Sugarless and Noomi.

The Amber Grant Foundation began in 1998, launched in conjunction with the entrepreneurial community for women. Managed by WomensNet, the foundation was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman — Amber Wigdahl — who died at just 19 years old.

Amber Grants make it possible for other women to achieve the dreams that Amber never had a chance to pursue.

The 2020 year-end Amber Grant recipient will be announced in December, 2020.

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Nerd Wallet

“Every month, WomensNet awards three $10,000 Amber Grants to women-owned businesses. At the end of each year, monthly grant winners are eligible to receive one of three $25,000 annual grants.”


“Launched 20 years ago this grant honors the memory of a young woman who wanted to be an entrepreneur but died at age 19 before she could achieve her goal.”


“The Amber Grant offers three $10,000 grants to women-owned businesses each month. Then, at the end of each year, WomensNet gives an additional $25,000 to three grant winners from that year.”

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“This organization offers monthly grants of up to $10,000 to support female entrepreneurs starting businesses. Those who qualify for these grants are also in the running for a yearly $25,000 grant.”