By: Stephen Goss Posted: Mar 17th, 2016

FredSundial Brands, the leading skin and hair care manufacturer of brands including SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage and Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, has partnered with Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Minority Programs to establish the Sundial Brands Fellowship for minority women executives, business owners and entrepreneurs. Through this fellowship, candidates will be fully funded by Sundial Brands to attend Dartmouth’s April 2016 program – “Building a High Performance Minority Business” – which is committed to helping entrepreneurs adjust their business strategy and refine operations to prosper, grow to scale and benefit from other offerings. The program runs from April 24-29, 2016.

As a graduate of the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Minority Programs, Sundial Brands CEO, Richelieu Dennis, felt that it was critical to make the opportunity available to more deserving minority entrepreneurs. In 1991, Dennis founded Sundial with his college roommate, Nyema Tubman, and his mother, Mary Dennis, shortly after graduating from Babson College and being unable to return to his home country of Liberia because of civil war. For 25 years, purpose-driven entrepreneurship has been at the core of Sundial’s Community Commerce business model.

Target Participant Profile: Owners and senior executives of minority-owned companies who have a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience running a small business and at least $300,000 in annual sales.

Priority consideration for the Sundial Community Commerce Fellowship will be given to applicants who are able to demonstrate that their companies actively support social objectives as a core part of their missions and/or business models, such as supporting fair trade initiatives, community empowerment and reinvestment, and/or sustainability.

PROGRAM DATES: APRIL 24-29 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2016

REMEMBER TO INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE SUNDIAL BRANDS FELLOWSHIP ON THE APPLICATION:

1) Ask to apply for a scholarship on the regular application under the payment section.

2) Under sponsor, enter “Sundial Brands.”

QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL communitycommerce@sundialbrands.com.

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