THE GIRLS WRITE NOW AWARDS
Each year, Girls Write Now honors exceptional leaders who show us that if you can write, you can do anything. This festive evening showcases the storytellers, mentors, and creatives driving systemic change across all industries.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG STUDIOS
NEW YORK CITY
GIRLS WRITE NOW HONOREE
CEO, Sweet July & Co-Founder of Eat. Learn. Play.
Each year, Girls Write Now honors exceptional leaders who show us that if you can write, you can do anything. Ayesha Curry is a 2x New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur that was featured on the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30” list. In 2022, Ayesha established a publishing arm, Sweet July Books in partnership with Zando. Dedicated to uplifting underrepresented voices, Sweet July Books acquires fiction and nonfiction work, with a focus on diverse authors and women’s stories. Ayesha is also the co-founder of Eat. Learn. Play., an organization dedicated to unleashing the potential of every child and making a positive impact for generations to come.
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More About Ayesha Curry
Her accessible approach to cooking has made her one of the most sought-after experts in food and lifestyle. Ayesha is the Founder and CEO of Sweet July, her burgeoning lifestyle brand with a focus to uplift an inclusive and eclectic array of creators through the products sold and stories shared. In 2019 Ayesha launched Sweet July, a quarterly lifestyle magazine that covers a range of topics such as wellness, fashion, fitness, beauty, entrepreneurism and food. Following the launch of the magazine, Ayesha opened a brick-and-mortar Sweet July storefront and café in Oakland, CA and its accompanying website, featuring thoughtfully created products alongside other carefully selected items from Black-owned and female-founded companies. In 2020, Ayesha launched Sweet July Productions, which focuses on creating content centered around food, family, faith and female empowerment. Ayesha, along with her husband Stephen, is the co-founder of Eat. Learn. Play., an organization dedicated to unleashing the potential of every child and making a positive impact for generations to come.
The Girls Write Now Awards Over the Years
Highlights From Past Awards
Girls Write Now Agents of Change
GAMECHANGER | 100K+
LEADERSHIP | 75-95K
VISIONARY | 50K
INNOVATOR | 25K+
CHAMPION | 10-20K+
SUPPORTER | 5 – 2.5K+
Foundation & Government
New York City Council
STARS CityWide Girls Initiative
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
Harman Family Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara S. Miller Foundation
Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
Find Your Light Foundation
The Hyde & Watson Foundation
Isabel Allende Foundation
Literary Arts Emergency Fund
National Endowment for the Arts
The Raymond and Gloria Naftali Foundation
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Berger Family Foundation
The Lotos Foundation
The Toskan Casale Foundation
Aspiring to Inspire
Damon A. Noller Community Fund via the Idaho Community Foundation
DuBose Family Foundation
Fondation Femme Debut
New York Women’s Culinary Alliance
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
The Starbucks Foundation