Meet the winners of The We 360° Business Pitch Competition

May 29, 2024

WE 360° | Empowering women of color entrepreneurs by providing them with comprehensive support to overcome barriers in business. Through our program, we equip these visionary leaders with the necessary tools and resources to break through systemic obstacles and build generational wealth.

We are excited to announce the winners of the Inaugural We 360° Pitch Competition!

1st Place | $7,500 | Mariah Davis |
2nd Place | $6,000 | LaShaya Norton | Wanderland Mobile Grocery
3rd Place | $5,000 | Dr. Tomeka Middleton | Corrective Care Chiropractic

A heartfelt thank you to our esteemed judges, Herbert Drayton, Venture Capitalist, Adrianne Grimes, Director of Communications for the South Carolina Research Authority, and Julie Hussy, owner of Civic Communications Inc. for their time, expertise, and contributions in selecting the winners. Here’s to the bright future ahead for all involved. We are grateful to Procter & Gamble for making these cash prizes possible! Sending a warm, thank you to our three coach mentors: local business superstars Kenya Dunn, founder of The Power-Filled Woman, Jaymes McCloud, CEO of J.H.W. Enterprises, and Sarah Castle, professor of entrepreneurship at College of Charleston and founder of Castle Coaching & Consulting. Sending a warm thank you to photographer Katrina S. Crawford  for capturing our event!

The We 360° Pitch Competition, held on May 9, 2024 at the Charleston County Library, welcomed the public and media. Contestants showcased their businesses to a panel of judges who engaged them with queries after their presentations.

The inaugural competition by YWCA Greater Charleston holds promise for growth and improved impact annually. Its significant influence on the community is echoed by a contestant sharing, “The YWCA – GC We 360 program and this pitch competition were two of the most personal and professional transformational experiences for me. Now, I embark on We 360 Mastermind class. To the entire staff, THANK YOU for your genuine kindness and support. These opportunities are so pivotal!”

A big round of applause to all the contestants who participated – your innovative ideas have inspired us all.

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