February 13th 2023

January 2023 Amber Grant Finalists

We’re delighted to share with you 5 finalists for the $10,000 January Amber Grant. The recipient will become the second qualifier for our 2023 year-end Amber Grant ($25,000).

We’ll announce the business selected to receive the $10,000 grant by February 22nd. As always, each of the runners-up will earn $1,000 in grant funds.

Note: The $10,000 Amber Grant continues to run monthly in 2023. If you’d like to apply in support of your women-owned business, you can fill out an application. In February, an additional grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a women-owned business in the Health & Fitness industry.

Finally, a big congratulations to the following 5 Amber Grant finalists for January:

DER (Diesel Engine Repairs), LLC

Woman Entrepreneur:
Marla and Marian Boado

Kobi Co.

Woman Entrepreneur:
Tasha Harris

Ryōken Instinct

Woman Entrepreneur:
Martha Santos

Sugarlips Donuts

Woman Entrepreneur:
Lauren Dey

The Bulls of Durham

Woman Entrepreneur:
Sheila Amir

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“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.”