We don’t all start from the same place.

Businesses that address the needs of their community and of our shared planet deserve a fair shot. We must acknowledge the imbalances in entrepreneurship and actively level the field in order to build a more inclusive and just economy.

That is why B Lab U.S. & Canada strives to support businesses facing systemic challenges to economic empowerment through our Level program.

Thank You to Our 2021-2022 Level Participating Companies

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    Abena Boamah-Acheampong

    Founder, Hanahana Beauty | Bringing Humanity to Skincare. (2022)

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    Rebecca Denson

    Founder, Sachai Tea Co. | Truth & Transparency through Tea & Community. (2022)

  • Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne

    General Partner, WOCstar | Championing, Investing in, and Telling the Stories of Black Women. (2022)

  • Stacy Cumberbatch

    Stacy Cumberbatch,

    Managing Director, Blended Impact | Reimagining Capital Access for Job Creation in Middle Income Cities. (2022)

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    Annie Korver

    Founder & Principal, Rise Consulting | Achieving Economic Reconciliation through Trust, Courage, and Community. (2022)

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    Lisbeth Carolina Arias

    Founder, Descalza | Unique Pieces Made with Purpose & Intention. (2022)

  • Aurora Archer

    CEO & Founder, The Opt-In | Humanity-Centered Conversations with Love & without Judgment. (2022)

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    Lorna M. Hayden

    CEO & Founder, Greenwood Hayden | Disrupting the Investment Industry to Reimagine Black Legacies. (2022)

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    Lacey Horn

    CEO, Native Advisory | Increasing Tribal Sovereignty through Financial Sovereignty. (2022)

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    Andréanne Mulaire Dandeneau

    Founder & CEO, Anne Mulaire | Inclusive Fashion for a Less Busy Lifestyle and a Better Tomorrow. (2022)

  • August Marie Ball

    Founder, Cream City Conservation | A Two-Prong Social Enterprise, Changing the Face and Culture of Conservation. (2021)

  • Noni Session

    Executive Director, East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative | A People of Color Led Land and Housing Investment Cooperative. (2021)

  • Cee Stanley

    CEO & President, Green Heffa Farms | A Farm, a Tea Company, a Natural Health Brand, and an Educational Resource. (2021)

  • Alicia Maria Kidd

    Founder, The Wine Noire | Offering an Integrated Model for Women, BIPOC, and POC Wine Companies. (2021)

  • Lesley Kabotie

    Founder, Indigenous Collaboration | Offering Facilitation Services Reliant on Group Wisdom to Build Consensus Toward Action. (2021)


Thank You to Our Program Partners

  • Cee Stanley

    Deep gratitude for co-creating this program. CEO | Farmer | Environmentalist

    Green Heffa Farms Website
  • Shola Gbemi

    With support from Shola Gbemi, Program Design Specialist.

In Partnership With

With Funding Support From
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