PARTNER EVENT: The Black Woman is God Presents an Artist and Academic Talk at Betti Ono Gallery. BlackFemaleProject and The Black Women is God facilitators will lead a discussion about being Black and female at work in the fields of arts and arts education.
Youth development expert, long-time Executive Director of East Oakland Youth Development Center, and BlackFemaleProject supporter Regina Jackson talks about the process of writing her story, the impact it had on her life, and more generally about her powerful career. LISTEN NOW.
In this episode, BlackFemaleProject talks with finance professional and inaugural cohort member Liz Williams about thriving professionally, the impacts of the writing process, and the realities of being a Black woman in leadership in the finance sector. LISTEN NOW.
We had such a good time meeting up in Oakland at Farley’s East. The evening happy hour was part of the coffee shop’s community service project and BlackFemaleProject is the September 2018 NON PROFIT OF THE MONTH. List of resources included in this post.
As I exhale, overlooking a swimming pool, in the heavy Jamaican heat, I am reminded that I have never taken a trip like this before— a trip during which I am supposed to just breathe. My wellness—mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual—is the focus.
In Checkmate, Vanessa Siverls writes letters of encouragement, wisdom, and strength to her younger self throughout the turning points in her life as a teenager, a young professional, and a seasoned entrepreneur.
Four women from the BlackFemaleProject community sit down with inaugural cohort member, Ché Abram, and founder, Precious J. Stroud, to dig into why so many Black women find themselves in roles that are not aligned with their skill levels and discuss the dynamics that result from this trend.
Matt Scott founder of 180° of Impact invited BlackFemaleProject founder Precious J. Stroud to be in conversation with him about what inspired her to launch the Project and what keeps her motivated to continue to inspire others. WATCH.
In The Fight of the Finite, Liz Williams shares her experiences as a Black Woman throughout her career as a finance professional within corporate America, being the only black person her colleagues interact with, and the microaggressions that happen.
After nearly four years of contemplating the launch of a blog for PJS Consultants, it is today, two days after 18-year-old Nia Wilson was murdered on Oakland’s MacArthur BART station platform, that I am motivated enough to commit to documenting how and why language used in the media perpetuates division and the dehumanization of Black women.
Multi-faceted Black female professional Gail Fuller sits down with BlackFemaleProject to discuss trends in Black women’s career experiences across multiple industries. Gail shares candidly about her journey and the wisdom that’s come as a result. LISTEN NOW.
In Rules of Chésus: Making the System Fit You, Ché Abram shares guidelines informed by her experience as a college student and her career in higher education. These rules have helped her identify and navigate workplace racism while creating a plan to find a more fulfilling position.
In this episode, education policy professional Charmaine Mercer shares her journey and emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for helping others while working toward the greater good. LISTEN NOW.
In this episode, Fern A. Stroud speaks about how learning to own her value as an IT professional helped her transition into a new role, give back to the community, and curate an event that celebrates Black excellence through Black winemakers, musicians, and artists. LISTEN NOW.
Fern A. Stroud's story, Black Charm centers on how to schmooze, access your inner charm, and navigate from a position of abundance. Throughout her career in information technology, Fern has utilized strategies that helped her grow.
From Vanessa: At dusk staring down the Manhattan Bridge, Chloe and I attempted the impossible: an interview in the streets of Brooklyn. I thought I knew how to share on the fly, but then other memories came up and I was borderline going on a tangent. Lol. But it was great to be in my hometown remembering back to the first time I spoke with Precious...and the rest is history.
Charmaine Mercer has focused her career on education policy, practices, and tools that advance outcomes for those furthest from opportunity. In The Black Unicorn, Charmaine talks about facing racism in the workplace and how it affected her career advancement.
An Observed Conversation: Creating Healing Space for Black Female Educators As we gather hugs and smiles are abundant. I hear, "Hey sis," and "Where do I know you from?" interspersed with "We need this..." There is anticipation and excitement in the air.
In this episode, Yvette Price describes her experience working in the judicial system as a front line manager. Yvette recounts how she motivates herself to stay positive when dealing with the frustration of continually being passed over for promotions, despite being a qualified, hard worker. LISTEN NOW.
In her story, "The Black Experience," Dania shares her approach to hair, qualifying statements made by non-black colleagues, pronouncing names, and the best practices she's developed by drawing wisdom from her experiences.