We begin this journey with the voice of the Project’s founder, Precious J. Stroud.
Fantastic experience was shared by everyone in the room! Thank you to all who attended our #soldout Fall Conversation Series. Attendees left us with #oneword that describes how they felt before we parted for the day #full #content #encouraged #godputyouhereforapurpose #free #appreciated #nourished #happy #grateful #inspired #supported.
Evaluations from participants overwhelmingly ask for MORE TIME together. Along with words of wisdom like, "If possible, fall in love with as many parts of your daily job/work as possible."
Keep an eye out for more ways to engage with BlackFemaleProject in 2018.
"Projects like yours—we actually have to be deliberate. We have to be deliberate in everything we do. In pulling people together, connecting with people, connecting with friends, social circles, professional circles. We have to be deliberate because that’s the only way we are able to truly show our authentic selves… I commend what you’re doing because it is so needed." - Dr. Shanelle R. Benson Reid
BlackFemaleProject is pleased to be quoted in I Can Be Natural AND... by Dr. Johnette Ruffner-Ceaser in her May 2017 LinkedIn article and blog post. The topic of hair and its relation to or not to career advancement has come up several times during the BlackFemaleProject journey. See excerpt below and click here to read the full article.
Our founder Precious J. Stroud started BlackFemaleProject because the need was clear; she knew that: Racism is the most impactful barrier to employment; Unwritten rules and cultural norms maintain an American underclass; and Accomplished Black women do not advance in professional settings at the same rate as their peers.
What a fantastic time—thank you for making the Summer Soiree a success! For some, you met BlackFemaleProject for the first time. For others, it was a welcome reunion. And, yet for others, it deepened your understanding of and commitment to the Project.
Lifestyle expert and renaissance woman Phyllis Bowie recently blessed the BlackFemaleProject community with her “Living your Dream Life” workshop, a finely-crafted self-care experience