Sundial Brands, the leading skin and hair care manufacturer of brands including SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, and Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, has partnered with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Minority Programs for a second year 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 Tuck’s April 2017 program, “Building a High Performance Minority Business.” The program is committed to helping entrepreneurs adjust their business strategy and refine operations to prosper, grow to scale, and benefit from other offerings. Building a High Performance Minority Business will run from April 2-7, 2017.
As a graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Minority Programs, Sundial Brands CEO Richelieu Dennis felt it was critical to make the opportunity available to more deserving minority entrepreneurs. In 1991, shortly after graduating from Babson College and unable to return to his home country of Liberia because of civil war, Dennis founded Sundial with his college roommate, Nyema Tubman and his mother, Mary Dennis. 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 three to five years of 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, including supporting fair trade initiatives, community empowerment and reinvestment, and/or sustainability.