BOSS & Sage Announce 2024 Invest in Progress Grant Winners

We’re excited to announce the recipients of the 2024 Invest in Progress Grant, a collaborative initiative by Sage and The BOSS Network. This partnership has seen Sage commit funding over three years to empower small businesses with the resources they need to thrive.
The selected recipients stand out for their dedication to community, entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to grow their professional skills. Each will be awarded a $10,000 grant and gain access to a year-long monthly mentorship program through BOSS Business University. This online platform is designed to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully launch or grow a business.
The partnership, in its third year, received almost 12,000 applicants nationwide. This year’s winners also feature four members from each of the Divine Nine sororities—including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated—the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated, and the Chicago Urban League. The final 25 awardees represent entrepreneurs from various industries, including Beauty & Self-Care, IT Solutions, Travel, Healthcare, Professional Services and Food and Beverage. 

Congratulations to the latest 25 recipients:

Tina Armstrong

Living Connected MBS, Inc

La Mirada, CA

ShaRae Carlock


Kansas City, MO

Jessica Childress

Juris Prudence LLC

Washington, DC

Marcia Cox

Kaldi’s Coffeehouse & Roastery

Huntersville, NC

Nadine Duncan

The Traveling Black Women Network

Atlanta, GA

Skania Florestal


Atlanta, GA

Tamekia Foley

High Tech.2.0, LLC

Atlanta, GA

Natasha Gallop

Gifts in Good Company LLC

West Orange, NJ

Lucretia Gordon

Pamper Palace

Greensboro, NC

Chrisshele Griffin

McChriss BAKES

Irving, TX

Gena Harrison

FOY Med Spa

Southfield, MI

April Hemphill/Shaketia McCoy

AnuCrown Luxury Brims

Dallas, TX

Chari Herron

Divine Restoration Counseling and Consultation, LLC

Huntsville, AL

Lakeysha Love

Sugar Head LLC

Hazel Crest, IL

Deida Massey

Bixa Beauty, Inc.

Chicago, IL

Cheryl Monroe

The Cleaning Advantage

Atlanta, GA

LaToya Moore

A Write to Live

Orland Hills, IL

Nwamaka Ngoddy

Anwuli Eyewear LLC

Atlanta, GA

Zamora Olin

Thrive With ARTIE

Appomattox, VA

Niehla Ollie

Homegirl’s Hummus

Chicago, IL

Shavonne Reed


Atlanta, GA

Jada Samuels

Jada Juice Inc.

Aurora, IL

Davida Selby

Kate Lynn & Adwoa, LLC

Atlanta, GA

Alicia Thomas

Lush Pops ATL

Decatur, GA

Shanice Whittaker

Soul Movement Success

Antioch, CA

For more information on BOSS and Sage “Invest in Progress” grant and the BOSS Impact Fund, visit To become a member, visit


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