Welcome Queens Co. Professional Members
On this page, you’ll find different resources related to our mission of helping you grow personally, financially. professionally, and health wise. Check-in every month to see what new tools we’ll be sharing!
Personal Growth Resource
10 Podcasts for Black Women to Secure your Self-Development
Here at Queens Co., we LOVE listening to podcasts. From adulting, self-care and emotional healing, these podcasts highlight everything in-between to help you grow into your best self. Check out this curated list specifically made for us. If a show or episode resonates with you, share it in the group chat for Facebook and let’s have a conversation about it!
BOSTON AREA PEOPLE OF COLOR THERAPIST CONTACT LIST
Mental health is all the rage right now, as it should be! As women of color, we’ve experienced a number of different types of trauma due to the intersection of our gender and race, not to mention any other life problems we may be facing on a daily basis. Therapy is a vital resource to help us navigate our mental health but sometimes it can be hard because we’d like to seek help from a professional who can relate to our identity. Check out the custom list with contact info of therapist of color in the Greater Boston area to get you started.
Professional Development Resource
Free Salary Negotiation Workshops
Are you looking to gain new skills or level up in your career? Given our busy schedules and financial constraints, investing in formal education is not always feasible.
But these online platforms offer free to low cost courses that you can take on your time. Courses range from programming to design to entrepreneurship!
Health and Wellness Resource
Check out this great Vegan French Toast recipe, created by Queens Co’s very own, Joanne Dorgilus!
Vegan French Toast
2 tablespoons of flaxseed
1c of oat milk or almond milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 slice of whole wheat Bread or any bread you like
In a large bowl, mix everything together and lightly dip the slices of bread in the milk mixture so that it is covered on both sides but don’t soak the bread. Cook the bread in a lightly greased skillet for 4 mins or until golden.
Financial Empowerment Resource
7 TOP GRANTS OR FREE MONEY FOR BLACK WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
New Voices Fund
SheaMoisture haircare and skincare products founder Richelieu Dennis announced a $100 million fund for women entrepreneurs of color at the 2018 Essence Festival.
Girlboss Foundation Grant
Grants are awarded on a biannual basis to individuals pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. Each grant beneficiary receives project funding for $15,000, plus exposure through the Girlboss platform and community, as well as local and regional press.
Minority Business Development Agency
The MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that assists minorities and women in establishing and growing their businesses. On its site, you can research grants and access links to state agencies that work with women-owned businesses for funding opportunities.
National Association for the Self-Employed Growth Grants
This program allows business owners to apply for financing a particular small business need. Worth up to $4,000 each, past recipients used their growth grants to purchase computers, hire part-time help, and create marketing materials.
The Amber Grant Foundation
Awards $500 to a different women-owned business every month. At the end of each year, one of the 12 grant winners is awarded an additional $2,000. The application is relatively simple: Applicants must explain what your business is and describe what you’d do with the grant money. The foundation’s advisory board chooses the winners, looking for women with passion and a good story.
Search through their database of grants offered to women and minority business owners.