Introducing our 2023 Launch & Execute and Grow & Scale Cohorts for the PACE Bootcamp!

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New Voices is proud to announce the 2023 Madam CJ Walker Institute PACEBootcamp cohorts.

The three-month bootcamp brings together founders of color from all industries. The participating businesses aim to provide products and services that are geared to shifting industries and are focused on reducing the wealth gap in their communities.

Thank you to AARP for sponsoring the 2023 PACE Bootcamp and our partners, including McKinsey & Company and the New Voices Fund, for their partnership.

Amarra Naturals – Tiffany Cartwright, Founder

Founded by a mom determined to find natural ingredients to help treat her daughter’s eczema, this line of body scrubs uses healthy ingredients to both exfoliate and moisturize the skin.

Anna + Pookie – Andrea Harris-Lyons, Founder

Anna + Pookie is a children’s lifestyle brand that offers unique and representative party supplies specifically tailored to celebrate moments in the lives of black and brown children.

Bath Notes – Halima Hubbard, Founder

Bath Notes is a sensory Bath & Body brand curated to stimulate the senses of touch, smell, and sound through body care and tech for the ultimate beauty fusion of wellness for the Mind, Body & Soul.

Blaze Group – Casey Richardson, Founder

This native app provides accessible, culturally relevant learning and capacity-building to Black women entrepreneurs.

Boyd Cru Wines – Jon’ll Boyd, Founder

Boyd Cru Wines is the first Black family-owned wine company in Maryland, taking the pretentiousness out of wine by pairing it with moods and moments as well as experiences that uplift, inspire, and bring the community together.

Cocoa Asante – Ella Livingstone, Founder

Cocoa Asante is a luxury chocolate company that handcrafts artisan chocolates that are almost too pretty to eat.

Curls Dynasty – Nickie Nougaisse, Founder 

Curls Dynasty curates unique products with essential ingredients that enable women (and men) with textured hair to experience hair freedom.

Deeper Skin – Chineme Elobuike, Founder

Deeper Skin is a body coverage brand good for your skin and all its quirks.

Dehja B Coloring – Khadehja Brunner, Founder

Dejha B Coloring is a creative brand that celebrates and represents Black women and children, whose products inspire artistic expression with beautifully illustrated pages, focusing on themes that resonate with Black communities.

FinRose – Rashida Thomas, Founder

FinRose is a financial health and wellness company with a mission to help others bring awareness to the origin of their money story, establish healthier money habits, and apply the proper tools and strategies to build wealth on their own terms.

Georgette Tea Room House – Trelle Long, Founder

Once a bed & breakfast for black entertainers and influencers not allowed to stay on Miami Beach after they performed, Georgette Team Room House will distribute tea, host tea parties, and provide training & educational classes in its newly renovated house. 

Heydays – Keisha Haymore-Mabry, Founder

Heydays is the go-to source for solopreneur support with the belief that if solopreneurs can hire themselves—they can spread economic benefits to their families & communities.

In the Kitchen with Alexandra – Alexander Baker, Founder

In the Kitchen with Alexandra provides home cooks and hot aficionados with the first-ever premium Haitian condiments, flavor enhancers, and meal perfectors. 

Know Degree Needed – Jacqueline Jones, Founder

Know Degree Needed(TM) provides low-income, no-income, low-tech, and no-tech communities access to high-paying career opportunities without a degree.

KUMI – Bukunmi Gesinde, Founder

KUMI empowers individuals to reconnect with self, embrace wellness, and find peace amidst a stressful and disconnected world.

Liberte – Amber Tolliver, Founder

Liberté Lingerie was founded on the principle that every woman should have access to exceptional lingerie that fits her unique body and personality.

Live Laugh Bejeweled – Ericka Boone, Founder

Live Laugh Bejeweled specializes in the creation of custom-crafted polymer clay, leather, and ethnic-inspired statement jewelry that gets you noticed.

Lorray & Co. – Tiffany Sy, Founder

Lorray & Co is a Signature Scent House that specializes in nontoxic home fragrances in the form of Air Mists and Candles, creating unique signature scents based on intention setting.

Louisiana Stuffed Shrimp Company – Britney Nicholson, Founder

Louisiana Stuffed Shrimp Company is a family-owned company carrying a recipe for stuffed shrimp and tartar sauce passed down through generations. 

Maschima Beauty – Shadie Ellington, Founder

Machisma Beauty is a purpose-driven beauty brand that empowers women of color to embrace their authentic selves.

Manifest Your Purpose – Saria Hawkins, Founder

Manifest Your Purpose is a luxury stationery and office accessories company for purpose-driven women.

Melda Moda – Melissa Lockhart, Founder 

Melda Moda is a luxury sleepwear brand on a mission to inspire women to wind down, relax, and make rest a ritual.

Naturally Drenched – Jamila Powell, Founder

Naturally Drenched is a curl-inclusive beauty brand dedicated to inspiring, affirming, and educating consumers and industry professionals about how to nourish and maintain their curly crowns.  

Nihya Sol – Shawntrell Smith, Founder

Nihya Sol is an adaptogenic hair wellness brand with an inside-out approach to hair care through stress care that offers toxin-free hair care products for textured hair and nourishing supplements as a holistic approach to enhance the beauty of hair while aiding the body’s natural ability to combat stress.

Notedd – Lauren Strayhorn, Founder

A digital media company that helps women of color stay informed, connected, and authentically themselves.

Odelia, Marie, and Patrice (OMandP) – Candace Parrish, Founder

Odelia, Marie, and Patrice (OMandP) is an activism-forward, eco-luxury company that provides an emotionally enhancing self-care experience through vegan and natural skincare products that are plastic-reduced and fight against environmental erosion.

PONCH Cosmetics – Ponchitta Lanoue, Founder

PONCH Cosmetics is a botanical skincare brand created for women of color to help treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation. PONCH is an acronym that stands for plant-based, organic, nontoxic, clean, and holistic skincare.

RufescentKristin McIntyre, Founder

Rufescent is the ultimate destination for curated, vegan, luxury red lipsticks.

S-Secrets – Selina Zinchuk, Founder

S-Secrets is a groundbreaking hair care company founded by Selina Zinchuk, an inspiring entrepreneur who turned her personal struggle into an opportunity for others.

Sainte Nel – Bethany Peak, Founder

Sainte Nèl is a non-toxic nail care and wellness company. Our mission is to cultivate strong nails and healthy hands.

Sandwich Goat Seasonings, LLC – Adreannia Robinson, Founder

Sandwich Goat Seasonings is a delicious and authentic collection of gluten-free spices and herbs that complement any dish, from beginner cooks to culinary chefs to transform everyday kitchens into quintessential spaces for making tasty meals.

SelfieSkin Co – Janelle Norris, Founder

SelfieSkin Co. combines plant-based microorganisms and enzymes through fermentative processes to produce clean, non-toxic acne and hyperpigmentation-centered skincare for melanated skin.

StunnerBee Beauty – Brianna Meshack, Founder

StunnerBee Beauty provides makeup and travel kit accessories for the beauty industry that improve efficiency and performance while being fashionable.

Sugar Puffs LLC – Nyashia Lafate, Founder

Sugar Puffs celebrates natural hair with pride, empowering children to feel beautiful just as they are.

Teo Brand LLC – Latrice Staples, Founder

Teo Brand provides Private/Personal Chef Services with a new Everything All Purpose Spice Blend seasoning.

Terminal B – Fay Breedlove, Founder

TERMINAL B is a lifestyle & fragrance brand that merges luxury candles with international travel.

The Cube CoWork – Arnesha Lynch, Founder

The Cube Cowork is Maryland’s first coworking space that provides coworking memberships, private offices, and virtual mailing addresses, as well as focuses on helping parents and entrepreneurs.

The Curvy Fashionista – Marie Leggett, Founder

The Curvy Fashionista is the leading lifestyle publisher, serving the 67% of women in the US who identify as plus size.

The Sopi Mitil Co – Sopi Mitil, Founder

The Sopi Mitil Co is an eco-friendly fashion brand for curvy, petite women.

Tribe & Oak – Taylor Tankson, Founder

Tribe & Oak is a luxury home essentials brand and e-commerce store that offers luxury coconut soy wax candles in 3 sizes, moisturizing hand soap, hand sanitizer, reed diffuser, and whipped body butter.

Waist Deep LLC – Laurencia Burt, Founder

More than a body butter collection, Brooklyn Sky is a holistic body experience nurtured by real-life experiences, rooted in an environmentally conscious design, and designed with luxury in mind.

Well Capped – Lauren Mitchell, Founder

Well Capped is the first wig rental subscription company.