Dove Chocolate Is Giving Away $10k To Female Entrepreneurs

Female entrepreneurs receive funding for their business endeavors 63% less often than men, according to the London School of Business. A number of reasons for this gender gap exist, including gender bias in the business industry and the differences in motivations for entrepreneurship that women can bring to the table, per OECD. Recognizing a disparity in the opportunities for female business owners, Dove Chocolate gave away three grants in 2021 to women in business in hopes of closing that gap.

Dove's InstaGrants program has helped launch multiple successful business operations, including Polipoli Farm in Maui, which uses indigenous farming practices to carry out a native approach to agriculture, and Black Girl Mathgic, a subscription program that aims to increase the confidence young black girls have in their math abilities.

Mars-owned Dove Chocolate will host the InstaGrants competition again this year, giving three women a chance to earn a $10,000 grant, perĀ PR Newswire.

Dove will give away three grants

Dove Chocolate is bringing back its $10,000 grant program to help close the gender gap in business and entrepreneurship, according to PR Newswire. The chocolate company will honor female business owners through awarding three prizes to women with a business idea or concept they want to bring to life. "With the great success of last year's program, we wanted to inspire moments of everyday happiness again by relaunching DOVE InstaGrants and offer even more women a chance to live out their business and entrepreneurial dreams," said Senior Director at Mars Wrigley Michelle Deignan.

To enter the grant competition, entrepreneurs must film and submit a 30-second video business pitch on Instagram, using the hashtag #DOVEInstaGrantsEntry. Be sure to tag @DoveChocolate in the post. Alternatively, participants wanting to enter may visit, between 12:00 a.m. ET on Dec.5th and 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 19.