Grow Smart, Work Smart!
Helping Black Women Grow Professionally, Master the Workplace, and Thrive with Confidence!
It’s a universal fact that Black Women experience more career challenges while striving for success. Your career success matters! We are dedicated to helping you take a deeper dive into how to build and manage your career with clarity, strategies, and solutions.
Who We Are
Established in 2012, Black Career Women's Network (BCWN) is a national career development organization dedicated to fostering the professional growth of black women.
What We Do - Our Methodology
We have helped hundreds of Black Career Women across the country, gain clarity and confidence to execute proven strategies to create the change they want to see in their careers. Our methodology is comprised of 3 essential career components to help women take a deeper dive into personal and professional growth, understand how to navigate the workplace, and manage their careers to experience career empowerment and fulfillment!
Take Control of Your Career & Invest in Yourself
The Career Hub is our native mobile app designed to equip you with "All in One" access to our premium membership that includes our Global Community, Member Directory, Mentor Matching Career Resources, Video Library, Workbooks & Templates, Podcasts, Challenges, Micro-Lessons, Blog, Events Calendar, Livestreams & more!
Connect with like-minded women who understand your career challenges.
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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 | Read Summary
Black women are far less likely to get help navigating organizational politics and balancing work and personal lives, and managers are less likely to promote their accomplishments. The same dynamic holds true for access to managers: only about a third of Black women socialize with their manager outside of work, compared to about half of white women. Women of color are much more interested in becoming a top executives than white women are. Black women with leadership ambitions are particularly interested in paving the way for others and having a positive impact on company culture.
Source: Women in the Workplace Report - Lean In and McKinsey & Company | Read Report
Join us LIVE every Monday at 7pm EST
In today's workplace mentoring is more important than ever and often we have less access to mentors.
Mentoring can help you gain new perspectives. Our virtual room provides you access to meet black career women from diverse backgrounds, careers, and skillsets, engaging and learning from one another in real-time sharing career advice, strategies, and resources to support encourage each other in a safe atmosphere and discuss whatever is on their minds.
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All Inclusive Career Development Hub
Awesome app that puts all the benefits and access of a community in the palm of your hand including professional development, coaching, mentoring and culturally intelligent and relevant content.
App to pair the greatness that already is BCWN
So excited to use this new app. I’ve been engaged with the organization for quite a while, which has been a wonderful experience. I always leave the in-person events (pre-COVID19) refreshed and encouraged. Having the app in your pocket now is icing on the cake. The app is easy to navigate, clean and sleek. The community is positive and inviting.
A Place to Connect!
BCWN is truly a place for women to connect, learn and grow. Had so many actionable takeaways from the Live Conference that I wouldn’t have experienced outside of this community.
Phenomenal Network! I recommend you join and be present. Show up for yourself!
Natasha Santanna Mitchell
I’m amazed by all the wonderful resources available through this network. I’ve invested in membership and downloaded the app. I’m so glad I happened up BCWN this morning. The timing is so perfect.
Kashi Levette Bazemore
Love the Career Conversations!
“I have recently been enjoying the YouTube ~ Career Conversations hosted by the beautiful, intelligent and energetic Sherry Sims. Looking forward to watching more, improving myself in the workplace, and participating in the upcoming networking events. Thank you so much, Sherry! “
Each and every time I attend a BCWN event, (as an attendee, as a coach, or as a mentor) I leave equipped and empowered. Sherry Sims and her team do a phenomenal job educating black women on the most effective ways to navigate the workplace, grow their personal brands, and level up in their careers. Join BCWN today! You will be so glad you did.
Thank you for supplying black career women a place/service to seek growth and career information about tackling the unknowns of creating a lifestyle of professional excellence. I have utilized your website more than I can count this past week since I looked you all up! The ‘Ask A Mentor’ function is priceless! You are needed and appreciated! Check this organization out if you are career-centered and want to be more balanced at it!
Excellent advice and tools to set you up for success! Thank you, Sherry, and all the BCWN mentors!
I am also glad I was able to join the webcast. The conversations were enlightening and the panel was great. Also, another invaluable quote to write down is, “ask for what you want, to get what you need.”