Fashion Nova, through the Fashion Nova Cares program, recently partnered with Grammy award-winning artist, Megan Thee Stallion, in the launch of a philanthropic initiative, “Women on Top.”
This initiative aimed at donating $1M to different female-based organizations, charities, businesses, and educational institutions. The beneficiaries were to receive grants and scholarships of $25,000 or more during the women’s history month, March.
The program was run in conjunction with the brand’s ongoing support towards activism and awareness campaigns seeking to fight racial inequality. Among its target fields were the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where Bennet College was selected as one of the beneficiaries.
Through this initiative, Bennett College, a historically black liberal arts women’s college, received donations amounting to $25,000. The donations aimed to boost its focus on entrepreneurial studies to help encourage and support future initiatives among female students.
Suzanne E. Walsh, president of Bennett College, when receiving the donation appreciated this move by Fashion Nova in partnership with Megan through a statement, “What a time to be a woman, specifically a Black woman. I am truly appreciative that Bennett [College] was not only selected but pre-selected to receive and participate in Fashion Nova’s new philanthropic initiative, ‘Women on Top.'”
Her words were backed up by Tammy McNeil, an assistant professor and the interim department chair of business and economics, who said, “This donation will surely help us continue our quest to support and encourage students who want to be entrepreneurs, whether their interests are in social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, or corporate innovation. I am thrilled to see the wheels turning in students’ entrepreneurial minds.”