Change Begins with Making Strategic Career Moves
It's a universal fact that Black Women have different experiences while striving for career success. Our curated career support is for us by us! Comprised of a community, resources, programs and events to help you make POWER Moves in your career.
Who We Are & How We Support
Black Career Women's Network (BCWN) is a national career development enterprise dedicated to fostering the professional growth of African-American Women. Founded in 2012, our purpose is to bridge the gap of support for professional development and mentor access by providing curated tools, resources, content and a strong network for women to strategically manage their careers, navigate the workplace and thrive professionally.
We know mentors can be hard to find! That’s why our national list of Mentors are carefully selected and comprised of professionals, coaches, and entrepreneurs from all industries and career levels to offer advice and answer your career questions.
Career Smarts Workshops
Our "Career Smarts Program" is a collective group of services comprised of Workshops, Coaching, Downloads, Live webinars, and Strategy calls to help you gain clarity, strategy, and solutions to empower YOU and your career.
Utilize our resources from the comfort of work or home. From our job board access, resume builder to interview job prep, we provide the essentials you need you prepare yourself for the next level opportunity, career transition or second act.
Our events are designed to expand your network, visibility, cultivate relationships and support your professional development to make better career decisions while navigating the workplace so you can create the trajectory you need for any stage in your career.
The Career Collaborative
Establishing a strong network is critical to your career. Our online community is the right place to connect, engage and interact while building new, purposeful professional relationships.
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 executive 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
Complete your Professional Insights Profile
Create a profile to access the free workplace personality, strengths, and culture fit assessments. Learn more about who you are professinally and how to leverage your customized insights at work.
Explore our Career Smarts Tools
Once you have completed your assessments, use the insights to explore our Career Smarts Suite Program and how you can leverage what you've learned to create and implement a career action plan, career coaching, mentor matching, live webinars, strategy calls and more to gain traction in your career!
What Members are saying.......
Check out what are our members are saying about us!
Excellent advice and tools to set you up for success! Thank you, Sherry and all the BCWN mentors!
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!
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.
"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! "
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