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IGL Nails Founder Brittany Golden Wins $5,000 Goldman Sachs Grant, Pitch Contest

PhenomenalMAG Staff  |  Makeup & Nails

A $5,000 Goldman Sachs grant was awarded to Brittany Golden, the founder of IGL Nails, as part of a pitch competition.

Brittany Golden just graduated from the first cohort of Goldman Sachs' One Million Black Women in Business.

After receiving numerous comments on her own creations, Golden decided to pursue her aspirations in nail art, and that is when her adventure really began. IGL Nails is a business she started after quitting a position in corporate America, and it has seen rapid growth.

Golden submitted an application to the Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women: Black in Business initiative, which sought to support Black female entrepreneurs by providing counseling in areas including hiring, pricing services and goods, and more. Anyone accepted into the 12-week program receives all of these for free.

The IGL Nails founder was selected for the inaugural group and traveled to Goldman Sachs’ New York City headquarters for the in-person training. Golden not only completed the program successfully but also took first place in a pitch competition for a $5,000 grant.

Black women are starting more businesses than ever, which is why this training is timely. According to the Harvard Business Review, Black women were launching or operating new businesses at a rate of 17%. However, it was surprising to learn that only 3% of Black women were in charge of established, established firms. The necessity for a program like the one from Goldman Sachs, which has promised to assist one million Black women in starting profitable enterprises, was highlighted by these facts.

Golden, who felt privileged to accept the grant, intends to utilize the funds to scale her company, including new hiring, growth, and marketing. She will be confidently able to carry on IGL Nails' expansion because of the business abilities she acquired during the program. Golden is attempting to build a billion-dollar brand.

Long-lasting adhesive nails of the highest caliber are offered by IGL Nails in a variety of styles. IGL Nails can be bought online or at any of the company's 15 retail locations, and business growth has surged. Additionally, Golden has created unique designs for special events while working with companies like Nike and Air Jordan. As a result of earning the funding, Golden was highlighted on television, where she expressed her enthusiasm for supporting Black women.

“If you want to start a business, just start,” said Golden when asked for advice from other Black women. “You are capable of doing it.”

IGL Nails is revolutionizing press-on nails with a wide range of timeless styles, shapes, and lengths. Visit to learn more about IGL Nails, including how to order online.

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