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UBS x Luminary Fellowship Program 2022

Helping Women of Color Owned Businesses
BUILD, MANAGE, and GROW their companies. 

What We're ALL About

More than 5 million businesses are majority-owned by women of color in the U.S., employing over 2 million people and generating roughly $360 billion in revenues annually.

Yet, the odds are stacked against them, including everything from lack of capital and funding to biases and lack of representation.

The UBS x Luminary Fellowship Program  was created to support businesses owned or founded by women of color in 2021.

We're doubling down our in our commitment,
awarding 75 new Fellowships in 2022. 

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The program gives Fellows access to Luminary’s extensive global community, introductions, workshops, coaching, mentoring and business marketplace for growth. Fellows also receive best-in-class thought leadership and insights from UBS, with specific support from the UBS Business Owners, Multicultural Investors and Women's Strategic Client Segments, including access to the extensive resources of the UBS Business Owner Resilience Center and the UBS Own Your Worth platform and accompanying Financial Participation educational content for women.

Through this partnership with UBS,
Luminary provided
75 women of color business owners
with full, annual Luminary Memberships.

*Luminary prioritizes our Community’s health & safety. Click here to learn how we’ve navigated new standards in our physical space due to Covid-19.

* You must be a Woman of Color Owned or Founded Business (at least 51%).
* You must be at least 18 years of age or older to apply. 
* Only one application per business will be reviewed.
* Existing Luminary Members as of 10/1/2021 are not eligible to apply.
* Prior recipients of a Luminary Fellowship are not eligible to apply.

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Shermin Lakha


Laura Mignott

CEO, DFlash
Host, The Reset

Deb Boulanger

President, The Great Do-Over Inc

Melissa Mitchner

Founder & CEO of The Bark Shoppe

Tina Yip

Director of Marketing & Culture at Berlin Cameron

Want to attend the finals virtually on October 28?


Past Winners:

The Bark Shoppe

The Bark Shoppe is New York’s premier pet care facility. Fostering great relationships between pets and their owners. Their products, services and recommendations are based on the expertise of leading pet care professionals with your pets individual needs in mind. 

Mommy matters

Saving Mothers empowers women in resource-limited settings by training their local medical providers, bringing lifesaving medical technologies to rural hospitals and clinics, and providing reproductive health education.