HerSuiteSpot Celebrates Women’s History Month with Trailblazers in Media Awards and HerRise PitchFest

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HerSuiteSpot Celebrates Women’s History Month with Trailblazers in Media Awards and HerRise PitchFest

National Grid and Scroobious Sponsor HerRise PitchFest, Providing Critical Funding for Women of Color Small Business Owners

Rockville Center, NY – HerSuiteSpot is proud to announce its celebration of 10 years of HerRise Events in partnership with Molloy University, sponsored by National Grid and Scroobious. This women’s history month we celebrate by honoring trailblazers in media with the Trailblazers in Media Awards, and a live HerRise PitchFest competition, where one lucky small business will win a $5,000 equity-free grant.

HerSuiteSpot is proud to recognize Kristin Thorne of WABC, Kerry Gillick-Goldberg of KGG Enterprises, and Miya Jones of Shades of Long Island for their outstanding contributions to the field with the Trailblazers in Media Awards. Thorne, Gillick-Goldberg, and Jones have each demonstrated a commitment to telling diverse stories that often go untold, giving a voice to marginalized communities, and challenging the status quo. Their dedication to excellence in media serves as an inspiration to us all, and we are honored to celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to Kristin Thorne, Kerry Gillick-Goldberg, and Miya Jones on this well-deserved recognition. Additional honorees will be announced.

The HerRise PitchFest competition provides a unique platform for women of color small business owners to showcase their entrepreneurial talents, receive invaluable feedback from industry experts, and have the chance to win non-equity funding for their business. The event is open to all women of color small business owners in New York State, and we encourage all eligible entrepreneurs to apply.

According to HerSuiteSpot Founder Marsha Guerrier, “Women of color small business owners often face systemic barriers to funding and resources, which can make it difficult for them to grow and succeed. That’s why events like HerRise PitchFest are so important, as they provide an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to showcase their talents and compete for much-needed funding and resources.”

We would like to thank our sponsors, National Grid and Scroobious, for their generous support, as they play a vital role in making this event possible. Their commitment to supporting women of color small business owners is truly inspiring, and we are grateful for their partnership.

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 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 2021, have a revenue of under $100K. All eligible business should submit applications until Tuesday March 2, 2023 11:59PM EST at www.hersuitespot.com.

The event will take place on March 16th, 2023, from 5:30pm to 8pm at Molloy University in Rockville Centre, New York. For more information on how to apply or attend, please visit our website at https://www.hersuitespot.com/herrise-pitchfest/.


Contact: Marsha Guerrier 917-940-4395



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.

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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 and Massachusetts. 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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Scroobious’ mission is to create more investable founders and help investors discover them through a hyper-curated connection platform.

Founders who have completed our Pitch it Plan™ program have raised multiple rounds of capital, become publicly listed, and gained acceptance into prestigious accelerators like Y Combinator, Techstars, Visible Hands, Grid110, XRC Labs, and more.

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