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Blog 2015 - Building Your Emotional Reptroie

Building Your Emotional Repertoire

Opps ……did I do that? Have you ever been in a corporate setting or board meeting and responded totally inappropriately in word or action? Your response was so spontaneous, it was as if your heart and brain were in two different locations? You opened your mouth intending to respond with executive poise and grace, instead, …

Blog 2015-3 Simple Ways to Stand Out

3 Simple Ways to Stand Out at Work

Let’s face it, there is more to working than just doing your job.  In order to take your career to the next level you need to do the things that make you stand out amongst your peers.  When it comes time for promotions and leadership opportunities, you want to ensure that you are at the …

Break up with job

When its Time to Break Up with Your Job

Do you remember, in the beginning of your relationship, how you loved being together, how your eyes would light up at the thought of the new activities and adventures you would have, how you would say “thank you” when people said the two of you do so well together, and how you felt so complete …

Navigating Micro aggressions

Navigating Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace

Microaggressions can be defined as “the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership (Wing Sue, 2010).” These subtle snubs can creep up in the work environment in the most unlikely places. In …

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Career Conversations take place twice a month on Google Hangout "On Air' Live. These are career related discussions that are designed to be a "sounding board". As women of color and provide an opportunity for women to openly talk about their experiences and challenges, how to manage them, gain career insight, support and encouragement in addition to sharing tips/tools for professional development.

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Real Career Talk... Real Answers are weekly live calls with BCWN Founder, Sherry Sims every Tuesday @ 12:00 pm EST for an open chat to answer all of your questions about “All Things Careers.” From resumes to career challenges, let’s talk about it! Our goal is to share tips & tools that will motivate and encourage you during your quest for professional growth and success.

Dial In every Tuesday 12 pm EST - (218) 339-9820 Access Code: 1012012

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The city that never sleeps is filled with almost 100 Black Career Women and growing in our network from all walks of life in every stage of their careers ready to make new connections share their experiences and expertise.

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Vanessa Cunningham

Vanessa Cunningham is a Huffington Post contributor, Nutrition & Wellness expert of Unhealthy No More, Inc., best selling author, writer and speaker. A graduate of Pace University, she also studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She helps busy professional women reduce stress, banish unhealthy cravings, lose weight and increase their energy levels. Through her one-on-one coaching programs, dynamic workshops and scintillating blog posts, she empowers her clients to thrive at work and in life.

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1236652_10201228523929960_1910418513_aLove our success as women…Black Professional Career Women! Keep pushing ladies, whew so exciting!

Candace SimpsonCincinnati, Ohio

Black Career Women’s Network, Career Conversations is an awesome medley of powerful, driven yet personable women sharing their trials and triumphs within their professional and personal lives. Since joining the network in August 2013, I’ve had the opportunity to meet amazing women who have been very candid about the struggles they have experienced as being black women in today’s corporate society. I’ve not only been able to share my experiences, but gained some valuable insights on things I can …

Shelby C. Pressley HR Consultant/Recruiter Cincinnnati, Ohio

BCWN allows you to share experiences, knowledge and wisdom. Empowerment! Empowerment! Empowerment!

Shauntel DobbinsCincinnati, Ohio

Black Career Women’s Network provides a platform for career women to flourish, regardless of where they are in their career journey. It is an organization where integrity meets innovation and the possibilities to grow are endless for those who choose to be uplifted and inspired by a diverse group of women who are changing the trajectory of the workforce and entrepreneurship everyday. Kudos!

Whitney WhiteCincinnati, Ohio

62588_10151512378424854_1734986427_nBlack Career Women’s Network is a Place where you can come and get insight, mentorship, and so much more. I recommend this organization to all women. Get connected!

Courtney BatteCincinnati, Ohio

1378561_550036925049656_1618632373_nAnother great Career Conversation!!! There are always such good lessons learned and takeaways from these discussions. Definitely motivational and uplifting!!! Always looking forward to the next one…they are getting bigger and better as they are going along!! Thank you Sherry for sharing your gift!!

Adrienne Johnson

Great event as always. I always leave feeling empowered, enriched, and inspired. Looking forward to many events in the future. Sherry your future is so bright. God Bless

Monica McEntireCincinnati, Ohio

Thanks for the awesome event today! It was great meeting all the ladies and hearing the stories of wisdom. Looking forward meeting with you all again.

Jaleesa SmithCincinnati, Ohio

Black Career Women’s Network, is a forum for strong, dedicated, and passionate Women to share their expertise, network, and expand their professional landscape.

Denise LackeyLeadership Development ExpertStep of Faith Health & WellnessCincinnati, OH



Like the information posted on this site. To see black women making a name for themselves.

Tamela FieldsOlympia, Wa