4. #GIRLBOSS Foundation Grant
The Girlboss brand is led by Sophia Amoruso who created it together with Nasty Gal. Girlboss and Amaruso started the GIRLBOSS Foundation to offer two small business grants to women entrepreneurs annually. Each winner of the small business grant gets project funding of $15,000 as well as online exposure through a variety of digital channels including Girlboss’ site. The grant is biannual and open to female entrepreneurs in the art, music, design, and fashion industries. Applications are assessed by a selected committee consisting of staffers from Girlboss led by Sophia Amoruso. Applications are evaluated based on factors such as innovation and creativity in the particular field, financial need, proposed workplace, and planning and business acumen.