What We Do
Since 2012, we have continued to be a beacon of support and empowerment for Black women in their professional pursuits. Fostering an environment that inspires them to take charge of their professional destinies, enabling them to elevate themselves, lead with distinction, and shine brightly in their chosen fields. We are committed to breaking down barriers and amplifying opportunities, ensuring that Black women have the tools and resources they need to excel in the workplace and beyond.
Resilience - We face and navigate challenges confidently, armed with the right tools, strategies, and mindset.
Advocacy - We speak up with clarity, conviction, and truthfulness to be champions for our personal and professional worth.
Transparency- By embracing and sharing our experiences of success, failure, and challenges, we confidently inspire others.
Strategic - We have a clear vision and are confident in achieving our goals by taking action, strategic planning, and execution.
Community - Together, we inspire a deep sense of belonging, sisterhood, and connection within our community.
- Career empowerment starts with gaining clarity about your professional self and recognizing your worth.
- It's about changing perceptions and stereotypes of how black women are viewed in and out of the workplace.
- By peeling back layers of fear and crushing negative self-beliefs, you can build confidence and believe in yourself.
- Talking about the challenging workplace issues that can delay you from reaching your full potential.
Whether you're just starting out in an entry-level role, climbing the corporate ladder to the c-suite, pursuing entrepreneurship, or a celebrity in your own right, we all share a common bond as black women navigating our respective career journeys.
Sherry Sims - BCWN Founder and CEO
Founder of Black Career Women's Network, Career Strategist, and HR and DEI Professional
Inspired in 2009 to create an online forum due to a lack of access to black female mentors, Sherry created a Linkedin group named Black Career Women's Network. The purpose was to connect with other black women and obtain career advice. The group did not gain traction until she became a Career Coach, and black women began to seek her out for career advice; she discovered that other professional black women like herself were experiencing similar challenges in the workplace. With her newfound passion, she decided to expand Black Career Women's Network offline into a national organization that offers career resources, community, coaching, and mentoring to develop its members further and provide exclusive support. Since 2012, Black Career Women's Network has helped thousands of Black Women nationwide gain clarity and confidence to execute proven strategies to create the change they want to see in their careers. Helping women to take a deeper dive into personal and professional growth, understand how to navigate the workplace, and manage their careers to experience career empowerment and fulfillment.
Sherry has received numerous awards and appears on Cincinnati's FOX19 affiliate as a Careers Expert. Her expert advice has been featured in various national print and digital publications such as Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, US News, The New York Times, CNBC, and more. In addition to local publications in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she resides. Such as Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincy Chic, Cincinnati Herald, WLWT 5, and Who's Who Cincinnati. Sherry was listed as one of the Top 20 Career Coaches to follow in 2020. Read More about Sherry
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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."
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!
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.