What is Black Career Women's Network?
Black Career Women's Network (BCWN) is a national career development organization dedicated to the professional success of African-American Women.
Career Empowerment is our focus and helping YOU thrive professionally is our purpose. Our goal is to be a supportive element no matter what stage of your career, providing Career Tools, Resources, and a strong network to help you strategically navigate through workplace challenges and complexities while striving for success.
-Whether you are in an entry-level or c-suite position, an entrepreneur or a celebrity, all of us are Black Career Women.
-Career Empowerment begins when you gain clarity of who you are professionally and believing in the value of your worth.
-In changing the perceptions and stereotypes of how Black Women are perceived in and out of the workplace.
-In pulling back the layers of fear and negative self-beliefs to build confidence that you can define your own career path.
-In talking about challenging workplace issues that can delay you from reaching your full potential.
Career Success Strategies
Our Career Success Strategies help you to create trajectory in your career, strategically navigate the workplace, gain career smarts to make better career decisions and prepare you to handle challenges and complexities no matter what stage in your career.
Next Level Growth
Our Career Essential resources such as Smart Guides, Worksheets, eCourses, Podcast, and Live Calls are savvy tools you can utilize from the comfort of work or home to help you grow and prepare yourself professionally for the next level.
Ask a Mentor
We know mentors are hard to find. That’s why our list of Mentors and Coaches are carefully selected and comprised of the most influential professionals, coaches, and experts nationwide whom offer advice and answer your questions via email.
We all learn from each other. No matter what stage of your career you are in. You can share experiences and receive support in our "No judgement zone"platform on and offline and learn how to deal with challenges and complexities within your career.
Networking with a Purpose
Networking with a purpose? Absolutely! Establishing a strong network is critical to your career. Connect with other Black Career Women through social and business interactions while building new, purposeful and lasting professional relationships.
Our interactive discussions are designed to be a "sounding board". As Black Women we have different professional experiences and challenges in the workplace and theses conversations allow women to openly talk, gain career insight, and advice.
Center Talent for Innovation - Black Women: Ready to Lead Report
-Black women are more likely than white women (44% vs. 30%) to report feeling stalled, and to feel that their talents aren’t recognized by their superiors (26% vs. 17%).
- Black women find it extremely difficult to win sponsorship: a mere 11% have sponsors
- 34% of black women say they need to compromise their authenticity in order to conform to the executive presence standards at their company.
- Black women are far more confident 43% vs. 30% of white women that they can succeed in a position of power and have long-term goals.
What Black Women want most from work?
91% Ability to Flourish | 89% Ability to Excel | 85% Ability to reach for meaning and purpose | 81% Ability to earn well | 73% Ability to empower others
Source: Center Talent for Innovation