Contest Details

In celebration of Women's Entrepreneurship Day HERstory Connections is giving away $100,000 in cash plus additional prizes to 2 Female Founders. 1 of the Female Founders must be a Female Veteran or Active Duty of the Military.

In  addition to the cash giveaway, the grand prize also includes; 

  1. 1 year basic membership at a local co-working space; 
  2. 1 year free Gold HERstory  Connections Membership; 
  3. A Trip to New York City for two people for 3 days and 2 nights  (covers roundtrip economy airfare for two to New York City, one standard hotel room accommodation in New York City, and roundtrip transportation to and from the airport in New York City only). 

There are multiple ways to enter and gain additional entries as described  below. We even have a way to support our local charity partners  (specifically organizations that support and empower women and children)  dynamically.  Two of our registered Charitable Partners will receive  $50,000 each. This will go to our charitable partners with the most  entries into the contest. 

This  contest is meant to support and empower Female Founders because of the lack of funding that is available to businesses founded and run by  women. So we are giving away $100,000 of equity free cash to 2 female  founders. Click here for contest rules. All contest entry options and details are below. 

Our Why

 This contest is to celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day. This is  officially on November 19th every year, but we celebrate Female Founders  every day. 

 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) and international campaign #ChooseWOMEN is a non-governmental volunteer organization started by social entrepreneur and humanitarian Wendy Diamond, that empowers, celebrates, and supports women in business worldwide. 

Multiple Ways to Enter the HERstory Connections Contest

Subscribe to Our Email List


100 Entries = Required Subscription to our email list.


If you haven't subscribed yet, you can subscribe below. You can only subscribe once and you must be fully subscribed in order for other entries listed on this page to be counted. You must include your social media handles for Twitter & Instagram and fill in all details when subscribing. By subscribing and entering our contest you agree to our terms and conditions and contest rules

Video of Your Elevator Business Pitch


100 entries = Post 1 Video Elevator Business Pitch with Our Tags & Hashtags

You can only post a maximum of 2 videos (maximum of 3 minutes in length) during the duration of the contest.

 @itsherstorymade must be tagged on every video. Hashtags must be included in the post content #herstorymade & #justfearless

Photo of You ~ the Female Founder


100 entries = Post 1 Photo of You, the Female Founder, with our Tags & Hashtags. 

You can only post a maximum of 2 Photos (with a brief bio about you) during the duration of the contest. 

@itsherstorymade must be tagged on every photo. Hashtags must be included in the post content #herstorymade & #justfearless 

Repost/Retweet of Your Social Media Entries


1 entry = For Each Retweet/Repost of the Originally Posted Contest Video or Photo on Twitter or Instagram (maximum of 1,000 total)

Each repost/retweet of the contest video/photo must remain posted with tags and hashtags included. 

@itsherstorymade and the original handle of the posted video/photo must be tagged on every repost/retweet. Hashtags must be included in the post content #herstorymade & #justfearless

Join HERstory Connections


2,000 entries = For joining HERstory Connections at any tier level. (Can Only Join Once)

Join HERstory Connections at any Tier level of membership for new members. You will receive 2,000 entries for a full annual membership and completion of your membership profile. 

You can only join once. Membership also includes a free application to the Just Fearless Angel Fund. You are not required to join, it's optional.

Support our Charitable Partners


100 entries = For each donation of $10 or more one to our charitable partners. (20 Donations Max.)

This is only for donations made during the duration of the contest. Proof of donation to our specific charitable partners will be required for the entries to be counted. 

Donation receipt (with your name and email that was used in the contest email list subscription) can be emailed to