We’ve partnered with Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business Minority Programs to establish the SheaMoisture Community Commerce Fellowship for minority women executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Through this fellowship, candidates are fully funded to attend Tuck’s “Building a High Performance Minority Business” program, which gives participants an opportunity to evaluate their business’ health and diagnose its strengths and areas for improvement at one of the world’s top-rated business schools.

About the Program

The case study for the week is your own business. Over the course of this five-day program, you’ll develop the skills it takes to help your business thrive. 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 community.

Eligibility

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.

About Tuck School of Business

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.

Apply

Applications are closed for 2018. Come back to apply for the 2019 program.