2019 FWD Winners Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the thirteen scholarship recipients of the FWD by Black Enterprise giveaway! The 2019 winners will gain access to one of the largest gatherings for innovators, creators, and entrepreneurs of color in the United States, including all sessions, meal functions, evening reception, and The BizHub!


A very special thank you to our generous sponsors for more than doubling the number of available scholarships! Their exemplary business practices and support embodies the collaborative small business community that Charlotte takes great pride in.

This year’s FWD winners are: 

Brandi Jones, Honey Butter Bakery 

Domonique Boone, Leslie’s Laundry Care

Ebony Stubbs, Rae Images

Faith Fox, Law Office of Faith Fox, PLLC.

Karen Johnson, Verge Innovation, LLC.

Olivia West, West Advisory Group

Raven Solomon, Raven Solomon Enterprises

Ruth Perez, Jirehs Construction Group

Shylene Santiago, Learn A Language 4 Fun, LLC. 

S. Raenae Thompson, SociaLight

Stacey Robinson, DIVADumps, LLC.

Tara Smith, The Cupcake Queen

Travis Jackson, HBCU Pride Nation


Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winners!

For more information about FWD, or to register, visit blackenterprise.com

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