My story

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Third Person SHORT BIO...

Riche Holmes Grant is the founder, designer, and Chief Mom behind BambiniWare™, a Martha Stewart-endorsed lifestyle brand for moms that sells stylish, functional accessories for the adventures of mommyhood. Passionate about living and working on her own terms, Riche also blogs, speaks, and hosts a video series, The Riche Life, geared toward helping women live their richest lives. Riche is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Brown University. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and her daughter.

FIRST PErSON Long(ish) Bio...

As a mom...

After I gave birth to my daughter, Riley (now 5), I found that there was no job more fulfilling than being a mom, but the smells, spills and thrills made the gig a bit less than glamorous. For nearly a year, I worked while Riley was asleep to design functional and fashionable products that would complement—not cramp—my mommy style. When Riley woke up, she did her part too as my fit model.

As a designer...

My BambiniWare™ line made its "Grant" entrance into the world in 2013 (on Riley's 1st birthday!) with a collection of smart + stylish gear designed to make life easier for the modern mom. Featuring chic bibs, burp cloths, organic wash cloths, feeding sleeves and aprons, BambiniWare's patented products are born and manufactured in the USA.

In 2014, I was hand-picked by Martha Stewart to partner with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to bring BambiniWare to the highly curated Martha Stewart American Made Market to represent the next generation of American makers. At the same time, I also became a contributing writer and tastemaker for MarthaStewart.com.

As an educational entrepreneur...

Prior to BambiniWare, I worked full-time as President and Chief Academic Officer of Innovative Study Techniques (IST), a Maryland-based test prep, tutoring and private school and college admissions consulting company that I founded in my hometown in 2013 shortly after graduating from law school. Thousands of students and countless success stories later, I have no regrets about choosing education over law at the start of my career.

As a media personality...

My newest venture, The Riche Life, is a lifestyle web series designed to help other women fulfilling, happy, perfectly-imperfect lives too. It's a mash-up of everything I do in my roles as a mom, wife, entrepreneur, designer, maker, home chef, blogger and all the beautiful parts of my life that make me rich (pun totally intended!).

As an Ivy Leaguer...

I have a BA in Public Policy from Brown University, where I spent a year at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a JD from Columbia Law School. I'm still licensed to practice law (but only the fun stuff!) in New York and Maryland.

As a mover and a shaker...

In 2017, I was named a finalist in WeWork's Inaugural Creator Awards; in 2015, I was named a Style finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards; and, in 2014, I was honored as one of the “Forty Under 40” top business leaders in Prince George’s County, MD and featured as "Super Mom of the Week" on BigCityMoms.com.

I'm a former board chair of the national walking non-profit, GirlTrek (the largest public health non-profit for African-American women and girls in the US) and a former appointee to the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Small Business.

As simply "Riche"...

In my (very) coveted spare time, I enjoy cooking with my family, walking, yoga, cycling, reading, watching indie films and traveling. I live in the Washington, DC area with my husband, Cedric, and my daughter and muse, Riley.