Maryam Henderson-Uloho Wins Urban League Women in Business Challenge

Maryam Henderson Uloho@0.5xNEW ORLEANS – On Sept. 25, the Urban League of Louisiana hosted its annual Women in Business Challenge: Scale Up! sponsored by Iberia Bank/First Horizon and AARP Louisiana. This year’s event was completely virtual and each finalist pitched her “Scale Up! Plan of Action” via webinar for a chance to win $10,000 in funding support. 

Maryam Henderson-Uloho, founder and owner of SisterHearts Thrift Store in Arabi, La., won the 2020 Women in Business Challenge. Henderson-Uloho will receive $10,000 in funding to support her Scale Up! Plan of Action.

Chevron presented each of the finalists with an award of $2,500 to support their growth plans or to assist with short-term financial needs related to the impact of COVID-19.

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“We are inspired by the ingenuity and drive of these amazing women,” said Leah Brown, public affairs manager of Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico business unit. “It is our hope that this financial support will help continue to fuel their businesses and spirit of innovation. We thank them for their efforts at their companies and in the community.”  

“The Urban League of Louisiana is proud to have been able to pivot its annual Women in Business Challenge to a fully virtually event”, said Judy Reese Morse, the organization’s president and CEO. “We remain committed to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of our local women business owners and congratulate all of them for their ability to rise above the challenges that COVID-19 has presented across our communities this year.”

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