diverse deck of cards
Grant Recipient

June 15, 2022

WomensNet Mini Grant Awarded to Diversity Sketches

Diversity Sketches

Woman Entrepreneur:
Christalyn Duff

“My ultimate goal is to create a series of decks in collaboration with other artists featuring their own ethnic/cultural suits…because they know their cultures better than I do.  It was hard to narrow down all of the options to create the single deck because the world has such a rich diversity of cultures.

With the growing interest in celebrating global diversity, we chose to start this project as a way of starting conversations. And we chose to do that by challenging a long-standing (but probably unconscious ) bias —  an all-white, male dominated hierarchy. Diversity Sketches shifts the visuals to be gender-balanced and includes 4 DIFFERENT ethnicities.”

Christalyn is using the mini-grant to print the first edition of the Diversity Sketch cards. After that, she’s planning on inviting global artists to create a 2nd deck featuring even more ethnicities.

WNN Blog Get application & business ideas on the WomensNet blog »

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.”