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The BOSS Network, a digital community fostering professional and entrepreneurial growth among women, has announced a significant investment of $250,000 in partnership with Sage to support Divine Nine sororities and the Chicago Urban League. This funding, part of The BOSS Network’s 15th anniversary celebration, aims to empower African American women and their communities.

Led by CEO Dr. Cameka Smith, The BOSS Network will distribute $50,000 each to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Additionally, the Chicago Urban League will receive support. Each organization will see four women beneficiaries receiving $10,000 in grants and scholarships to BOSS Business University.

Recognizing Leadership and Legacy

In December 2023, the organization honored the presidents of the Divine Nine sororities and the Chicago Urban League during its annual Ladies That Lead conference. Notable leaders included Elsie Cooke-Holmes, Dr. Stacie NC Grant, Rasheeda S. Liberty, Donna Jones Anderson, and Karen Freeman-Wilson.

BOSS Network Empowers D9, Chicago Urban League with $250K
The BOSS Network

Dr. Smith’s commitment to supporting Black women entrepreneurs is evident through The BOSS Network’s initiatives. With a mission to promote career development and small business ownership among women of color, the network has impacted over 200,000 women nationwide. BOSS Business University, a digital mentorship platform, offers comprehensive guidance from industry experts.

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Sustained Support for Progress

The organization recently announced a three-year, $1.5 million commitment with Sage to support the BOSS Impact Fund, investing in Black women-led businesses. Partnering with Sage and Swoop, the institute is launching “Pathways to Success,” a program designed to mentor and train Black women entrepreneurs in Atlanta.

Dr. Smith expressed gratitude for collaborating with organizations dedicated to uplifting African American women.

“It is always a tremendous honor to be able to align with mission-adjacent organizations who have a long legacy of impacting African American women,” said Dr. Smith.

As The BOSS Network continues its anniversary celebration.

As The BOSS Network continues its anniversary celebration. The investment signifies ongoing support for the remarkable work and legacy of Divine Nine sororities. Also, it supports the Chicago Urban League in its community endeavors.

“We know that this investment will provide these organizations with momentum as they further their efforts to benefit our community,” Smith added.

How to Join The BOSS Network

To become a member of The BOSS Network, visit

To apply for the “Invest In Progress” grant, visit

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