Your Success Matters!
We help you create the change you want to see in your career
It’s a universal fact that Black Women experience more career challenges than their coworkers or managers while striving to achieve success. We help you take a deeper dive into how to build, navigate, and manage your career with clarity, strategies, and solutions to gain traction and create the change you want to see in your career.
Who We Are
Black Career Women's Network (BCWN) is a national career development organization dedicated to fostering the professional growth of black women. Since 2012, we have helped thousands 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.
Mentoring for us by us!
We know mentors can be hard to find! Our national Mentor Matching program is comprised of carefully selected professionals, coaches, and entrepreneurs from all industries and career levels to offer professional insight.
"Career Smarts 365" is our exclusive Group Coaching program comprised of Micro Lessons, Smart Guide Workbooks, Strategy Calls, & Private Tribe to help you gain clarity, strategy, and solutions to Grow Smart & Work Smart.
Belonging & Connection
Establishing a strong network and community with like-minded women is critical & beneficial. It's best the place to connect, engage, and learn while building a new tribe of purposeful professional relationships to expand your network.
Events & Workshops
Signature Events for Career Management
Our Career Management Workshops and digital resources are designed to help you manage your career, expand your network, increase your visibility, make new connections while gaining support for any stage in your career.
We believe in order to achieve your professional aspirations several elements should be developed and supported. Our Methodology is comprised of Four essential Career Components to help women take a deeper dive into personal and professional growth, understand how to navigate the workplace, build relationships, establish a network, and manage their careers so they can experience career empowerment and fulfillment they desire.
Mastering the Workplace
Master your Workplace, don't let it master you!
Workplace culture and its dynamics can sometimes be complex and become more challenging the higher up you climb. Learn how to thrive, not just survive where you are using our 3 R's workplace method. The goal is to help understand not how to just get the job, but to keep the job!
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 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
Mentoring for us by us!
We are so thrilled to announce that our signature event will be back in person for our 8th year. We have a new lineup of fantastic professional black women you will meet from different industries, career levels, and experiences. As always, this is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and gain clarity and insights to take the next steps toward reaching your career goals. And now, with the addition of a new city, this summit could further expand your network to new possibilities. Take advantage of this unique chance to get in front of women passionate about your growth and success while you make connections and grow professionally.
We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati for our 8th year and first time in Atlanta! Sign up below to be notified when registration opens!
The Career Hub
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 career challenges and what you are going through.
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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.”