GAB-on! team
Grant Recipient

October 16, 2021

WomensNet Mini Grant Awarded to GAB-on!


Woman Entrepreneur:
Sylvia Hall

Congratulations to Sylvia Hall, Founder of GAB-on! for being the WomensNet Mini Grant recipient.

Gab-on! is an app geared towards children with learning disabilities to help them remember moments and events during their days at school. Children can write a few words after each lesson and after school, use those words to recall what happened at that time – sparking more conversation with friends and loved ones.

“I started doing a bit of research… and discovered that consistently using GAB-on! was adhering to the Hebbs Theory explaining that the “neurons that fire together, wire together”… By speaking with different researchers at MIT and UPenn GSE, we also discovered the impact of family engagement on a child’s life trajectory is a key predictor in their academic and life success, said Hall. She continues, “I’ve been contacted by organizations that support military-connected families as they feel the GAB-on! platform can help connect kids with deployed parents and other complex family situations in the military. We are currently working with an Armed Services YMCA in Texas and Camp Corral in North Carolina to offer the platform to their campers this summer.”

The WomensNet Mini Grant will help Hall fund the development of her new platform including a seamless sign-on as well as recreating it as a native app to enhance its simplicity and broaden its reach.

If you want to apply for the 2021 WomensNet Grants, view our website for more information. Applications are currently being reviewed for the $10,000 Amber Grant. You can apply today to be considered.

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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.”