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National Network and Career Resource for African-American Women

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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 your questions about “All Things  Careers.”  Our goal is to share tips & tools that will motivate and encourage you during your quest for professional growth and success.

 Dial In# 218-339-9820 | Code: 1012012

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4 Tips to Avoid Being the “Angry Woman” at Work

Have you been coined the “Angry Woman” at work or know someone that has?  Why are women (more so us women of color) quite often viewed as emotional and ready to go off?  The media does a great job of exacerbating the issue and painting some not so pretty pictures of us that need to …

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Five Ways To Build An Empowered Career

Several months ago Black Career Women’s Network (BCWN) Career Conversation focused on elevating female African-American professionals to a level of empowerment within their career. Black Career Women’s Network  is comprised of women from entry-level to C Suite who provide and receive career advice from others who have been in their position or offer a different …

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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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Learn how to create YOUR CAREER, YOUR WAY.  Here are 5 tips to show you how.  


Althea McIntyre

Althea McIntyre, CPCC, MSOD, owner of The Best Career For Me, is a career transition expert who works with business owners, executives, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-minded career professionals. Since 2005 Althea has coached hundreds of individuals, helping them change careers, launch new businesses and increase their income doing meaningful work that they love.

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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

This event was fun and informative. I can’t wait for the next one.

TashaCincinnati, 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

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

Shauntel DI enjoyed myself tremendously! Sherry and Monica were very compassionate and insightful. Life changing!!!

ShauntelCincinnati, Ohio

What an awesome mixer last Friday w/ the ladies of BCWN! If you have never been to one of our Career Conversations or Social Mixers, your missing out! Come learn, empower and grow yourself into a Black Career Woman!

Shelby PressleyCincinnati, 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



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

Tamela FieldsOlympia, Wa

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

Shauntel DobbinsCincinnati, Ohio

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