3% Accelerator

The 3% Accelerator is a business and wellness initiative for women entrepreneurs of color. The program supports creative visionaries who are building the agencies and companies that they want to work for during the critical early years of entrepreneurship. The Accelerator addresses key business challenges, professional and business development, leadership, as well as personal support for the unique challenges that women of color in the creative industry experience.

 

The first cohort launched in May 2020. Meet the nine women…

Shameka M. Brown

Shameka M. Brown

CEO & Executive Coach, The Only One There

Website: theonlyonethere.com

Twitter: only1there

Vimbayi Kajese

Vimbayi Kajese

Founder, #Adtags

Website: Adtags.co, weforum.org/people/vimbayi-kajese

Instagram: @afroglamchic

Twitter: @VimbayiKajese

Liên Johnson

Liên Johnson

Founder, PHNX Creative

Website: Phnx-Creative.com, OutrideBike.org

Instagram: @phnx_creative, @outride, @salut_alien

Folayo Lasaki

Folayo Lasaki

Principal + Founder, Striped Elephant

Website: StripesAndElephants.com

Twitter: @justfolayo

Love Malone

Love Malone

Founder and CEO, The Gradient Group

Website: GradientGroup.com

Instagram: @LoveMalone, @GradientGrp

Twitter: @love.malone, @gradientgrp

Ivellisse Morales

Ivellisse Morales

Founder, bombilla

Website: bombilla.co

Instagram: @ivell1sse, @bombillacreative

Candace Queen

Candace Queen

Principal + Creative Director, Tabernacle

Website: Tabernacle.Studio, CandaceQueen.com

Instagram: @tabernacle.inc, @candacedqueen

Twitter: @tabernacleinc, @candacedqueen

Bernadette Rivero

Bernadette Rivero

The Cortez Brothers, Inc.

Website: CortezBrothers.com

Instagram: @cortezbrothers

Twitter: @cortezbrothers

Ryen Raquel Williams

Ryen Raquel Williams

Founder, Under Her Empire

Website: UnderHerEmpire.com, RyenRaquel.com

Instagram: @ryenraquel

Twitter: @uhempire, @ryenraquel

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We encourage you to connect, collaborate and hire these women who are all building the next wave of creative businesses. View our directory for additional information about each of the women’s businesses here.

Interested in joining the next 3% Accelerator? Let us know here.

To partner with The 3% Movement for the 3% Accelerator or sponsor, please contact: Nancy Vaughn here.

Huge thanks to the companies who helped make our inaugural year possible: Goodby Silverstein, Zambezi, Electronic Arts and WPP.