Center announces Veteran Woman Grant Awardees
May 23, 2023 — DENTON — The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University has selected 22 female veterans in Texas to receive a $5,000 award through its Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one.
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The awardees are:
|Catina Miller||Mindful Wellness Reset: Relax, Release & Renew, PLLC||Frisco|
|Melissa Fields||Shades of Gray Design Studio||Schertz|
|Amanad Peaslee||Peaslee’s Custom Designs||Abilene|
|Moniqe Gibson||JMCO Consulting, LLC||Arlington|
|Teri Stach||CPS Solutions, LLC||Salado|
|Alejandra Sandoval||Dare to live Fitness||Lake Worth|
|Mari Johnson||Community Network Alliance Group, LLC||Forney|
|Ashley Beverly||Renew Your Heart Healing||Heartland|
|Yvonne Fedee||iTrip Houston Central/West||Houston|
|Ashley Knight||Words Unite Bookstore, LLC||Fort Hood|
|Sheneke Harris||SheSpeakz, LLC||Schertz|
|Bobbi Smith||Rockin Bar B Ranch||Cumby|
|ShaJherik Whitfield||EVRCHG Designs||Plano|
|Seneca Thompson||A Simple Organizing & Moving Company, LLC||Haslet|
|Dawn Androsky||AB Specialists, LLC // Cruise Planners||Southlake|
|Tara Burns||New Life Farmstead, LLC||Luling|
|Darlene Carrolle||Basket Kase||Elkhart|
|Maris Bacarrezaa||Honor to Serve Travel, LLC||San Antonio|
|Rache Gravleel||Straight Genuine Consulting||Houston|
|Kayla Jones||Kayla’s Unique Eye||Decatur|
|Shayna Sutton||SHAYNA.ANYAHS STUDIO||Mansfield|
|Althea Williams||She Vets It||Frisco|
Grant funding may be used for the purchase of machinery, equipment or technology; acquisition of new inventory or raw materials; purchase and installation of fixtures or display units; property improvements; marketing; or other business-related activity that is aligned with the purpose of the program. Grants cannot be used for wages, salaries or sales tax.
The awardees will meet with the center’s small business advisor and veteran mentors, as well as complete a virtual training series hosted by the center and taught by veterans, to receive funding. The course will cover topics related to business plan development, marketing, legal matters, accounting and finance.
Grant applications were received from across Texas, and this is the third year the CWE has offered the grant program aimed specifically at helping women veteran entrepreneurs throughout the state.
“Supporting veterans has always been at the heart of our mission at Texas Woman’s University,” said Tracy Irby, the center’s director. “These women have bravely served our country, and now it’s our turn to support them on their entrepreneurial journey.”
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs is a program of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. The institute is dedicated to preparing more women to take on successful roles in business and public service. Its three specialized centers ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses and the framework needed to run for public office.
Assistant Vice President, University Communications
Page last updated 4:32 PM, November 29, 2023