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Meet the 2022 Legacy
Contest winner!

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DJENABA JOHNSON-JONES

Hudson Kitchen

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THE CONTEST DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 29th!

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CAST YOUR LEGACY VOTE

ESSENCE® + Pine-Sol™ have partnered to award a Black woman entrepreneur $100,000 towards her business and 6 months of business coaching, and we need your help in order to do so! Please check out our three finalists and cast your vote today!

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The 2022 FINALISTS

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Deydra Bringas & Shakira Hodges

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Djenaba
Johnson-Jones

Hudson Kitchen

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Tyra
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A Girl Like Me, Inc.

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Tell Us About You Create a 1-2 min. video introducing yourself, what you do, why you got started and what $100,000 would mean to you and your business.

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Tell us About Your BusinessPrepare a copy of your business plan, business registration, and your investment plan for the money.

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Apply EasilyLastly, fill out a quick application, upload your video and your business documents.

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BUILD YOUR LEGACY CONTEST

For the second consecutive year, ESSENCE® and Pine-Sol partnered to award a Black woman entrepreneur $100,000 for her business and 6 months of business coaching with Nicole Walters. After more than 400 entries, we narrowed submissions down to three finalists, and the world voted to select the 2021 Build Your Legacy Contest Winner.

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Mary Blackford -
Market 7

Tasha Danielle -
Financial Garden

Paulana Lamonier -
Black People Will Swim

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BUILD YOUR LEGACY CONTEST

ESSENCE and Pine-Sol have partnered to award a Black woman entrepreneur $100,000 towards her business,
and we need your help in order to do so! Please check out the video interviews of our semi-finalists and cast your vote today!

Voting ends on July 1st.

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