ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women and communities, continues to further its commitment to empower Black female entrepreneurs. As part of its celebration to kick off Women’s History Month, ESSENCE and its partners will launch the second annual “Build Your Legacy” Contest, which will award one Black female entrepreneur $100,000. ESSENCE will also launch its “Black Women’s Day” social media campaign on March 1st to highlight the strides of Black women and to encourage the audience to celebrate an outstanding entrepreneur in their life.

In a time where Black female entrepreneurship is on the rise, the “Build Your Legacy” contest was created to invest in women who are the backbone of their communities and are creating a positive economic impact. In addition, the winner of the “Build Your Legacy” contest will also receive six months of business coaching with Nicole Walters, star of USA Network’s She’s The Boss.

For more information on applying, please visit The deadline is April 16, 2021.