2016 Tory Burch Foundation Fellow
In 2016, the Tory Burch Foundation announced the ten female fellows who will participate in its first-ever yearlong Fellowship program, which was announced last year when the Foundation began accepting applications. Through March and April, it held a public online vote listing 30 female-run businesses that were chosen from more than 500 candidates. After nearly 40,000 votes, Ericka Lassair, was selected to receive a $10,000 grant, as well as access to opportunities to network and receive mentorships and business education.
Tory’s story inspires me to be a better entrepreneur and to never be afraid of my ambitious spirit. As a Tory Burch Fellow, I am even more driven to making Diva Dawg a national brand! ~Ericka Lassair