US Embassy's Women's History Month Grant Pitch Competition
ACLaS made it to the finals!
Applicants were required to design and implement a programme that seeks to empower the voices of and address issues that affect girls and women in the areas of education, health, security, civic and political engagement, business, and agriculture.
After the presentations, US businesswoman and philanthropist Michelle Rollins, who was one of the five judges, presented surprise seed funding of US$1,000 each to four projects — She Takes the Lead, run by Women of Unlimited Worth; The Beetique Zone, operated by Beetique Industries; Investing in STEM to Facilitate Women Planting their Roots, operated by A Classy Lady of Science (ACLaS); and Improving Women's Political Participation in Jamaica, operated by UWI Open Campus.
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