THE ANNUAL

FELLOWS PROGRAM

Our yearlong Fellows Program for women entrepreneurs helps founders of early-stage companies grow and scale, through workshops with expert instructors, a rich peer-to-peer network, a business education grant and access to capital

PROGRAM DETAILS

INSIDE THE FELLOWSHIP

A flexible program to strengthen your business and connect with a community of women founders, on a schedule that works for you

1-YEAR FELLOWSHIP

High quality live and on-demand virtual education designed for your business needs

PREMIER PEER NETWORK

Online community where you can connect and collaborate with other founders

$5,000 GRANT

To advance your business education

TRIP TO THE TORY BURCH OFFICES IN NEW YORK CITY

Year culminates with community building and networking

*pending CDC, New York State and New York City health and safety guidelines

SPOTLIGHT ON FELLOWS

“I am grateful for the love, community and education the Tory Burch Foundation has provided! It is a game changer; I feel like I got a crash course MBA.”

Shalini Samtani
Open the Joy

“I didn’t expect to connect with so many entrepreneurs who would help make this journey feel less lonely – something I needed. Entrepreneurship is a series of bets you take. I’m glad I took one by applying for this program.”

Avani Modi Sarkar
Modi Toys

“The Tory Burch Foundation has been pivotal in my entrepreneurial success. [Tory’s] support was a key factor in me becoming the 36th Black woman ever to raise over $1 million in venture capital for my own fashion brand.”

Autumn Adeigbo
CEO/founder, Autumn Adeigbo

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PROGRAM CRITERIA

Learn more about the requirements for you and your business.

  • A woman-identifying entrepreneur who owns the largest or equal stake in a qualifying business that is majority (51% or more) owned and controlled by women
  • 21 years or older as of the application due date, November 12, 2021
  • Proficient in English
  • A legal resident of the United States
  • For profit, from any industry
  • Early-stage (one to five years of operations preferred)
  • Generating revenues (minimum of $75,000 strongly preferred)
  • Formed under United States law and operating in the United States

Answers to your most common Fellowship questions

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Founder and business eligibility, timeline and more

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PROGRAM TIMELINE

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

Applications Open

NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Applications Close

SPRING 2022

50 Fellows Selected

SUMMER 2022

Year-long Fellowship Begins

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

The 2022 cohort will be announced in the Spring.

FELLOWSHIP PARTNERS

WORKING TOGETHER TO EMPOWER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN
DIVERSE FIELDS

Innovative Genomics Institute

The Tory Burch Fellowship at the Innovative Genomics Institute supports a woman entrepreneur in leading, growing, and scaling a business in genomics

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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IMPACT

29% SURPASSED $1M+ SALES

compared to 4.2% of all women-owned businesses

14% RAISED VENTURE CAPITAL

compared to less than 3% of women founders

6% CLOSED THEIR BUSINESS

while nationally 50% of businesses fail in the first 5 years

SPONSORS

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