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3 Women-owned small businesses in Australia and NZ win Visa grants

Hosted amid the energy and excitement of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM, today, Visa announced the winners of its She’s Next Grant Program, a global initiative which supports women entrepreneurs to run, fund and grow their business, which has come to Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

At an event that took place this morning, together with Visa’s partners – Global Sisters and the Accelerator for Enterprising Women – Visa spotlighted 10 exceptional women-owned small businesses in the categories of Women’s Economic Equality and Health, Wellbeing and The Care Economy and invited them to pitch for a share in AUD $65,000 worth of grants.

The winners of the small business grants announced today are:

  • Alies Bol, founder of FRIKA Activewear, NSW, Australia: Offering activewear featuring vibrant, bold, and eye-catching African prints, designed to be worn by people of all backgrounds, adding style and uniqueness to their active lifestyles.
  • Natalie Mullins, founder of Pod Dietetics, South Australia, Australia – Inclusive, accessible and high-quality nutrition support tailored to individual client needs.
  • Tamarin Howse, founder of Better Tea Co., Auckland, New Zealand: Creating wellness teas, stocked in 150 retail stores, that target anxiety and create connective conversations around mental health.

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