Black Career Women's Network (BCWN) is a national career development organization dedicated to fostering the professional growth of African-American Women.
Our purpose is to be a supportive element no matter what stage of your career, bridging the gap of support in professional development, mentor access and leadership training by providing career tools, resources, and a strong network to help you strategically manage your career, navigate the workplace and thrive professionally.
-Whether you are in an entry-level or c-suite position, an entrepreneur or a celebrity, all of us are Black Career Women.
-Career Empowerment begins when you gain clarity of who you are professionally and believing in the value of your worth.
-In changing the perceptions and stereotypes of how Black Women are perceived in and out of the workplace.
-In pulling back the layers of fear and negative self-beliefs to build confidence that you can define your own career path.
-In talking about challenging workplace issues that can delay you from reaching your full potential.
Center Talent for Innovation - Black Women: Ready to Lead Report
-Black women are more likely than white women (44% vs. 30%) to report feeling stalled, and to feel that their talents aren’t recognized by their superiors (26% vs. 17%).
- Black women find it extremely difficult to win sponsorship: a mere 11% have sponsors
- 34% of black women say they need to compromise their authenticity in order to conform to the executive presence standards at their company.
- Black women are far more confident 43% vs. 30% of white women that they can succeed in a position of power and have long-term goals.
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