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This Black Woman Raised $600,000 For Her Education; Now She’s Investing In More Women
Dr. Roshawnna Novellus raised over $600,000 to fund her college education. For most people, it’s hard enough finding money to pay for one college degree.
But Dr. Novellus used her crowdfunding skills to cover the cost of four degrees, from bachelor’s degrees to a Ph.D. Now, the Atlanta-based entrepreneur is helping more women gain access to capital through her platform, EnrichHER .
It was one of the first technology platforms in the U.S. to receive regulatory approval to help women secure funding and grow their business through an accelerator and Funder Matching Program.
Raising Money for Education When 15-year-old Novellus witnessed her mom working multiple jobs to ensure she had everything she needed, she knew she had to create a strategic plan for college.
Novellus decided to reach out to over 200 companies to inquire about scholarships. Her persuasive pitch worked, and companies decided to invest in her educational goals. With $600,000 in funding, Dr. Novellus was able to pay for 11 years of higher education.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In addition, she earned a Bachelor […]