Three women from Metro Atlanta won $125,000 in funding through the Backing Black Business grant.
ATLANTA — Three Metro Atlanta women of color are breaking barriers in the business world, and they’re getting a boost to help expand their brand.
Camille Banks, Zakiya Bryant and Jeannell Darden collectively won $125,000 in grant funding from the Reimagine Main Street Backing Black Business program, which helps small businesses recover from challenges brought on by the pandemic.
There were over ten-thousand applicants, and just seven women won the $25,000 or $50,000 grand prize. The women pitched their business plan, vied for votes and now pledge to create new products, hire more workers, upgrade technology and expand their brands.
Banks owns The Muted Home, a luxury…