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 Bakari, Charmaine 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.