We’ve partnered with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Minority Programs to establish the Sundial Brands Fellowship for minority women executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Through this fellowship, candidates will be fully funded through SheaMoisture’s Community Commerce initiative to attend Tuck’s 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-Performing Minority Business, Tuck’s core minority business program, is the ideal business prescription for minority- and Native American–owned companies. It is an opportunity to evaluate your organization’s health and diagnose its strengths and areas for improvement in one of the world’s top-rated business schools.
Over the course of this five-day program, you’ll develop the skills it takes to help your business thrive. The case study for the week is your own business. You’ll evaluate your overall business strategy in the context of rapidly-changing markets; diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of your operations; analyze a balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows; develop an effective marketing strategy; improve your ability to communicate your vision and inspire your team; and strengthen your professional network through the relationships you make as a member of the Tuck minority business alumni community.
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.
Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth is characterized by passionate teaching, personalized service, and a collaborative approach to learning with peers and faculty. Tuck faculty combine their research-based insights with real world knowledge and global experience to create exceptional learning experiences.
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.
Applications are closed for 2017. Come back to apply for the 2018 program.