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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

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Tasha Danielle -
Financial Garden

Vote For Me 2

Paulana Lamonier -
Black People Will Swim

Vote For Me 3

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meet the 2020 Legacy Contest winners!

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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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Mary Blackford -
Market 7

Vote For Me 1

Tasha Danielle -
Financial Garden

Vote For Me 2

Paulana Lamonier -
Black People Will Swim

Vote For Me 3

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