Women in Wine and Spirits: Robin and Andréa McBride

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Robin and Andréa McBride, sisters and co-founders of one of the largest black-owned wine companies in the United States, are creating pathways for equity and accessibility through their McBride Sisters SheCan Fund initiative. The fund aims to address the systemic inequalities that women of color face in accessing capital and resources for their businesses. Having faced significant obstacles themselves in building their wine company, Robin and Andrea are committed to helping other women entrepreneurs overcome similar challenges.

The SheCan Fund was launched in 2019, and it provides a total of $100,000 in funding to female entrepreneurs of color who are in the early stages of their business ventures. One of the most powerful aspects of the SheCan Fund is the emphasis on community building. In addition to financial support, the SheCan Fund provides mentorship and coaching from successful women entrepreneurs, as well as access to a network of industry professionals and investors. The program offers workshops, events, and other resources to help women entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. This type of support is invaluable for entrepreneurs, particularly those who are just starting out and may not have a well-established network of contacts or access to traditional funding sources.

Through the SheCan Fund, the McBride Sisters hope to create a more inclusive landscape for women entrepreneurs of color and to help support the next generation of business leaders.

Read our 2021 profile on the McBride Sisters, and pick up a can of She Can Rosé ($8) or Fresh White ($8) at Tipsy!

Tipsy is a woman-owned wine and spirits shop in New York City. We offer more than 200 varietals for every palate and budget, as well as artisanal gifts and glassware. Want to get regular, curated wine deliveries to your door every month? Join the Tipsy’s Wine Club! Tell us what kind of wine you like and how many bottles you want each month. We pick out the bottles, personalized to your taste, and ship out the bottles either monthly or bi-monthly, whatever is best for you. Find out more about our Wine Club here.