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July/August 2016
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BlackFemaleProject has returned from summer break and we’ve hit the ground running! I am Precious Stroud and I founded #BlackFemaleProject as part of my healing process. Read more about that here.

Between me, a handful of INCREDIBLE volunteers, and an AWESOME group of participants and supporters, we have launched this community. In less than two years we’ve grown from an online Call for Submissions into a national effort, collecting stories of triumph and perseverance from professional Black women. And, there is more work to do!

We do not have major funding. We are a grassroots effort that relies on donations from individuals like you. I have made a substantial personal contribution because I believe that if we document and share our stories then the girls coming behind us can be better prepared for what they will face in the work world. Make your contribution here to help continue this work.

Ways to get involved:

UPCOMING BAY AREA WORKSHOP
Successful, Savvy and Strategic: You


Saturday, September 17  |  9:00am - 12:00pm
Bay Area

Need to be strong in the workplace, but not too strong? Assertive, but not aggressive? The same qualities that may be considered plusses if you're a white colleague can be considered drawbacks if you're a woman of color. How do we deal with that?

Executive coach Charmaine McClarie leads a candid conversation about these mixed messages, and the perceived and real challenges facing us as Black women.

GET TICKETS HERE to attend and you’ll gain increased self-awareness as you consider the differences in how you see yourself, how others may see you, and how you want to be seen. Charmaine McClarie has gleaned insider insights in her one-on-one discussions with CEOs, and shares proven and practical tips that help you to be recognized as the leader you are.

REFLECTIONS
The Power of Cultural Identity: Thrive

Reflecting on our June workshop, Ché Phillips mentions facilitator Baayan Bakari with this statement: “Bakari pushed us to imagine lives greater than abolitionist ex-slaves and beyond lost identities following the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Bakari reminded us that during the 100-year gap we had dignity. It was expressed in what we wore to our interactions with each other."

Read Phillips’ entire blog post here.

NEWS
Being a Black Woman in Corporate America



"Invisible Women: Being a Black Woman
in Corporate America"

This powerful short film, produced by HNTT Productions, looks at the real and raw reality experienced by many women of color in the Corporate workplace. HNTT has many more projects in the works. "We are the HEAD NOT THE TAIL."

Special thanks to HNTT Productions for inviting Precious Stroud and BlackFemaleProject to participate in the documentary film project.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The December 31st deadline is fast approaching. Learn more here.

BlackFemaleProject is a storytelling effort that prepares girls and young women for the realities of the work world by introducing stories of triumph and perseverance. Real women with satisfying careers discuss what it takes to maintain professional leadership. Add your voice to the collection. Sign up today!

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