WOCG Scholarship Winner Selected

R. Colette Glover-Hannah is the Founder and CEO of Hannah’s Shoebox, an online shoe store that provides self-esteem and confidence to girls who wear women size shoes. The company, with customers throughout the United States and Canada, is a solution for families looking for age-appropriate shoes for tween girls in larger shoe sizes by offering the shoe styles they want in the sizes they need. The e-commerce store has been featured on several network television shows, radio stations, newspapers, blogs and magazines.

In addition to individual online sales, the store is an exclusive or approved vendor with K-8 public and private schools that have required uniform policies and a retail shoe provider for non-profit organizations that purchase shoes for children. Hannah’s Shoebox has been recognized as a finalist from thousands of applications in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year competition and selected to participate in the Chamber’s Competitive Start Up Scholars Program, a Centre for Women in Business InnovatHER award recipient, Tampa Bay Minority Enterprise Development Week PITCH competition winner and as a 1Million Cups-Tampa award finalist. The company was also selected to be a resident in the Community Incubator of the University of Tampa’s John P. Lowth Center for Entrepreneurship. Hannah’s Shoebox is a certified woman/minority-owned business with several government agencies and has partnered with numerous schools, organizations and associations.

Colette is the co-author of Mompreneur: Managing Partnerships, Parenthood and Presentations. In the book, she collaborated with entrepreneurial moms throughout the country who shared their experiences of maintaining a family and growing successful businesses. The book is sold on Amazon and has been featured on several broadcast outlets and numerous publications throughout the United States and Africa.

Colette earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University and her master’s degree from the University of South Florida. She was appointed to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Friends of Joshua House Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors; The Centre for Women in Business Advisory Council; Tampa Bay Committee of the Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali, Rwanda and the Executive Board of Black Women Business Owners, Executives and Entrepreneurs. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce-Women of Influence Committee. Colette is also an alumna of Leadership Hillsborough, Leadership Tampa and Leadership Tampa Bay.