For Immediate Release
May 2, 2022

Contact: Leslie Allicks
Telephone: 914-772-0126

Pelham, New York – Goldman Sachs’s One Million Black Women initiative has announced new investments, partnerships, and grants to help advance Black women and girls across the United States.  Leslie Allicks, the owner of The Tea Experience NY, has been accepted into the Spring 2023 Cohort at Goldman Sachs. Leslie’s participation in the program will help create economic opportunities within her community and beyond.

Launched in March 2021 with a ten-year, $10 billion commitment, including $100 million in philanthropic capital, the Goldman Sach’s One Million Black Women initiative aims to address the gender and racial biases that Black women have faced by investing in education, health care, affordable housing, small businesses, and workforce development.

Leslie learned about the program through an informational session hosted by Buy from a Black Woman.  Established in 2016, Buy from a Black Woman ensures Black Women have the tools and resources that will allow them to be successful. Through educational programs, an online directory, and funding, Buy from a Black Woman continues to grow as a trusted resource that helps Black Women in business.

About The Tea Experience
Established in 2015, The Tea Experience (TTE) is a Black and woman-owned full-service off-premise tea party catering company with an online presence for the retail sale of over 30 international loose-leaf teas. The Tea Experience also offers a tea-of-the-month subscription service called SimpliciTEA. Each month SimpliciTEA curates and ships boxes of quality loose teas with fun and unique tea-related goodies. TTE provides unique and memorable virtual and in-person events with organic (Fair Trade) loose leaf teas, sandwiches, scones, desserts, and quality service.

About the One Million Black Women Initiative
In partnership with Black-women-led organizations, financial institutions and other partners, Goldman Sachs has committed $10 billion in direct investment capital and $100 million in philanthropic capital over the next decade to address the dual disproportionate gender and racial biases that Black women have faced for generations, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. The initiative, One Million Black Women, is named for and guided by the goal of impacting the lives of at least one million Black women by 2030.

About Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial institution that delivers a broad range of financial services across investment banking, securities, investment management and consumer banking to a large and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.