What We've Learned After Two Years

NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER
What we've learned after two years.

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.

She also knew that she and her contemporaries use various strategies to thrive despite challenging situations, and that illuminating these and other tactics developed and passed along and inherited by resilient Black women would surely benefit the next generation of Black female professionals.

Now, two years later, with a workshop series and two rounds of story collection behind us, what more have we learned?

Our three powerful Experts-in-Residence, Baayan BakariCharmaine McClarie and Phyllis Bowie, have shared content, guidance, and inspiration with us across four distinct days of programming. The themes in our contributors’ stories align strikingly to those elevated by our experts and unearthed through Precious’s own research over the past two years.

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HOW TO THRIVE AT WORK

Three ways Black women move from surviving to thriving at work:
embrace their cultural identity,
understand how systemic inequality works, and 
affirm themselves and others.
 


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BLACK FEMALE PROJECT

As a volunteer-run organization, we rely on sponsorships and contributions to help keep this urgent project running. It has been a labor of love to host workshops and create spaces for our stories to be told and affirmed. With your help, 2018 promises to be another year of growth.
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PAST EVENTS

7TH ANNUAL PAN-AFRICAN FEST
We had an inspiring day meeting and greeting Bay Area, CA community at the 7th Annual Pan-African Festival in Oakland, CA. Visit our photo gallery to view highlights of the day.
SUMMER SOIREE
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. Read More.
THE BLACK GIRL PROJECT

Our Founder Precious J. Stroud was honored to present at The Black Girl Project Sisterhood Summit Six // Rootwork: Cultivating Revolutionary & Radical Love in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Precious shared three ways that Black women move from surviving to thriving at work. Read More.

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