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  • 📓 Resource roundup

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  • 📍 Let’s hang IRL in NYC!

  • 🎧 New on the podcast this week

  • We’re giving $1,000 cash to a biz in our community!! 🔗 Tell me more

  • Land those big retail accounts with a new course by ROSEN Skincare founder Jamika Martin. She’s successfully launched into Target, Ulta and CVS and wants to share how she made it happen. 🔗 Tell me more

  • SmartSweets started in founder Tara Bosch’s kitchen when she was 23 and went on to sell for $400M. Now Tara’s offering a $25,000 grant for other women with big plans. 🔗 Tell me more

  • This app is Pinterest for ads (no more hoards of screenshots!), so you can keep all of your ad inspo organized in one spot. 🔗 Tell me more

  • Today’s the last day to apply for the Women Founders Network Fast Pitch Competition. The winner will land $25,000. 🔗 Tell me more

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Here’s what you need to know this week, fast.

INFLUENCER MARKETING: Before you plan your next influencer campaign, dive into this story. Beauty brand Tarte is kinda famous for their influencer trips—but a recent one to Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix caused some problems. Content creator Bria Jones went viral in a post accusing Tarte for treating her like a ‘second-tier’ person by only inviting her to part of the Miami trip. “I will be damned as a Black creator if I accept anything other than equal treatment” she told followers in a post.

Tarte founder Maureen Kelly apologized twice online (the first was not well received) and reached out to Bria directly. The latest: Bria says there was some miscommunication “on both ends,” and that Tarte’s been super responsive in addressing the situation. Through all this, both Bria and Maureen have been receiving threats online—Bria even closed her TikTok temporarily.

CELEBS: You know Millie Bobby Brown for her work on Stranger Things and her beauty biz Florence by Mills, and now she’s also created a coffee brand. Millie worked with private-label company, Collab Coffee, to create ‘Florence by Mills Coffee’ which launched earlier this month.

Meanwhile Beyoncé teased a potential new hair brand on Instagram. 👀

FOOD & BEV: Jing Gao, the founder of beloved chili sauce brand, Fly by Jing, has a new venture—Suá Kitchen and Superette, a market of grab-and-go Sichuan-inspired food and shelves of pantry items from AAPI makers.

📍 Meet your business besties IRL in NYC

🕒 Tuesday June 6, 7-9pm ET

Female Founder World's hosting a party with Popup Grocer in New York City, presented by Gorgias! Taste-test the cutest new brands, grab a gift bag on the way out, and listen in to a candid fireside chat with Popup Grocer founder, Emily Schildt and Swoon founder, Jennifer Ross alongside Jasmine Garnsworthy, creator of Female Founder World.

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🎧 New podcast ep: She sold her first business to Unilever—then started 2 more

What would you do if you sold your business to Unilever? Move to an island somewhere, maybe? Delete the email app from your phone?

Not Nyakio Grieco.

She decided one win wasn't enough, and went on two build two more incredible companies. Her first biz that sold to Unilever is Nyakio Beauty, but after the exit she raised $12M to launch thirteen lune, an e-commerce destination designed to inspire the discovery of beauty brands created by Black and Brown founders that resonate with people of all colors.

This became the inspiration for a third business, Relevent.

Listen to this week’s podcast to learn what Nyakio knows about starting and scaling a business, the future of beauty, how to pick investors, and the mistakes she made in her first business—but that you can avoid.