HerSuiteSpot and National Grid Partner to Hold $5,000 Virtual HerRise PitchFest for Women of Color Entrepreneurs

HerRise PitchFest Will Be Streamed Live on Thursday March 31st, 2022 via Zoom and live on HerSuiteSpot.com

NEW YORK, NY–This Women’s History Month, HerSuiteSpot and National Grid have teamed up to help women of color-led businesses in need of an influx of cash through the HerRise PitchFest. The fastest growing group of entrepreneurs have experienced the most challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and are still in need of support in order to grow and thrive. HerSuiteSpot is helping women of color entrepreneurs secure the capital, mentorship and expertise needed to grow and scale their businesses.

“There is nothing more important than amplifying the voices of women of color as they create success in their own businesses. National Grid is excited to support HerSuiteSpot through our Project C commitment to community initiative where we stand for social justice,” said Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid Vice President, Customer and Community Management. “Women of color are the fastest-growing group of female entrepreneurs and we want to ensure that momentum keeps going.”

“Both HerSuiteSpot and National Grid are aware of the challenges that have historically restricted the development of women of color entrepreneurs and their businesses. In our business partnership we are fully committed to continuing to support their survival and growth now and beyond the pandemic,” said Marsha Guerrier, Founder of HerSuiteSpot.

“The goal of the HerRise PitchFest is to build economic strength for the advancement of our community, which is why we are also excited to partner with National Grid to add to the rich history of minority entrepreneurship in New York,” Ms. Guerrier emphasized.

The upcoming HerRise PitchFest, will feature 3 women of color entrepreneurs pitching their businesses for one to receive a $5,000 grant, mentoring and prizes.

The competition will be streamed live via zoom and on hersuitespot.com  on Thursday March 31, 2022 at 6:00 pm EST.

The grant is open to women of color small business owners with a registered business in New York State, must be 51% owned by a woman of color, business registered before March 2020, have a revenue of under $100K. All eligible business should submit applications until Tuesday March 19, 2022 11:59PM EST at www.hersuitespot.com.



HerSuiteSpot is a digital platform and private network for women of color advancing as leaders and entrepreneurs. created for women of color by women of color we provide women and girls with the resources they need to advance their economic success. HerSuiteSpot empowers these entrepreneurs to achieve business success through connection, community, coaching and capital with their 4 pillars of success, mindset, money, marketing and media.


National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of our commitment to a clean energy future, National Grid is a Principal Partner for COP26, the United Nation’s November 2021 global climate summit.

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