Who We Are & How We Support
Black Career Women's Network (BCWN) is the leading national career development platform dedicated to fostering the professional growth of Black Women. Founded in 2012, we are bridging the gap of support for professional development and mentor access by providing curated resources, content, and a strong network to help you thrive professionally.
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
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.
Join us live every Monday at 12:00 pm EST
What Members are saying.......
Check out what are our members are saying about us!
Hello, Sherry! I attended tonight’s Coaches Roundtable Part 2 and loved it!! Thank you for the work you do. Looking forward to connecting with you!
Thank you so much for the Zoom call tonight! Very valuable insight.
Excellent advice and tools to set you up for success! Thank you, Sherry and all the BCWN mentors!
We were very pleased with the , thank you very much.
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! "