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Grant Recipient

June 6, 2022

May 2022 Mental Support Category Grant Winner Awarded to Wellspace Maine

Wellspace Maine

Woman Entrepreneur:
Erika Pausman and Lindy Graham

Congratulations to Erika Pausman and Lindy Graham, Co-Founders of Wellspace Maine for being the WomensNet $10,000 May Business Specific Grant recipient in the category of “Mental and Emotional Support.”

Here is a little bit of what Erika and Lindy shared with us in their application. We hope you’re inspired by what they’re doing in their area:

Erika told us, “WellSpace@Work is the only company in Maine offering employers a therapist access program. Behavioral healthcare needs are at an all-time high, leaving employers and employees struggling to find in-network clinicians despite high monthly premiums. We are disrupting the antiquated EAP and Managed Care models by making ACCESS to quality care the premium that employers are prioritizing for their employees’ wellbeing.”

As for using the grant money, they noted: We are in a position to take this company to the next level; that requires us to have professional services in place that we lack. The grant will allow us to take bold steps quickly, which is essential during this extraordinary time in history.

Reminder that the category of the $10,000 Business Specific Grant in June is “Biz Support”. If you applied for an Amber Grant in 2022 and your business is related to business support, you’re eligible to win the $10,000. If you’re going to apply in June, you’re eligible to win both the $10,000 Amber Grant as well as the $10,000 Business Specific Grant.

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What people are saying about WomensNet


“You have to be in it to win it...seize the opportunity and apply.”

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.”

Essence Magazine

“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.”