Black Women's Network (BWN) was formed in March 1979 as the result of the energy of the Black women who attended a regional career conference in Downtown, Los Angeles, California.
Many of these women in attendance realized the potential strength that could be derived from creating a supportive organization that could serve as a vehicle for addressing the specific needs of professional Black women. Namely, to:
Serve as a communication vehicle linking Black females with each other for the purposes of resource sharing, career advancement, patronage of BWN businesses/services and networking;
Aid in career strategizing via seminars, role models, Business Forums and Small Support Groups;
Assist networking efforts by providing a monthly newsletter and a Member Resource Directory; and
Support of our membership and urban women in particular in whatever endeavor they may undertake.
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Black Women's Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1979, is a beacon in the business community offering a nonpartisan environment for Networking & Mentoring Urban Women in Business, Career and Professional Development.