Black Womxn Thriving

Black womxn deserve workplaces that support their care and healing and that invest in their professional development at every level.

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We are diving into all this valuable data we collected and are preparing to release our findings in 2022.

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The Challenges

Every day, Black womxn face workplace culture where pathways to promotion are fraught with implicit bias, the burden of leading diversity initiatives, and managers who dissuade authenticity while upholding white supremacist standards of professionalism. Time and again, Black womxn hoping to find fulfillment at work have found the need to strike out on their own instead of experiencing workspaces that invest in them and nurture their limitless potential.

The Solutions

Ericka’s work with Black Womxn Thriving seeks to define what it means for Black womxn to thrive in the workplace and to determine how Black womxn find joy, success, and stability at work.

Ericka envisions a workplace standard in which Black womxn can show up in authenticity each day in every situation and can embody the principles of corporate leadership however they choose.

I do brave spaces, not safe spaces

What we know

To change workplace culture, it is vital to examine the processes and structures necessary to promote and support the care and healing of professional Black womxn. Additionally, identifying what companies and organizations need to do to create work environments where Black womxn thrive is of critical importance.

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BWT Research Team

Ericka Hines
Ericka Hines
Mako Ward
Dr. Mako Fitts Ward
Desiree Adaway
Desiree Adaway
Mahogany Blank

Nicole Lee

Angela Powell
Angela Powell
Tamiko Ambrose
Tamiko Ambrose
Angela Powell
Marsha Davis
Alicia Robinson
Alicia Robinson

Research Team

Amber Green
Cassondra Jackson
Champions of Change

Some of our partners in this work are:

Alex Lacamoire
Alison Alexander
Alison Lueders
Amber Lilyestrom
Amie Ritchie
Amy Maricle
Amy Pircher
Andrew plumley
Andrew Wilke
Angelina Fadool
Anna Sweeney
Anne L. Oxenreider
Antonella Massaro
April Ingle
Becky DeGrossa
Bethany W Craig
Bri Goodwin
Brittany Lynn Kriger
Bronwyn Hogan
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Catherine Koch
Cathy Lazarus
Charlotte Hoffmann
Cheryl Rene Washington
Clements Employment Law, PC
Connie Matisse
Danielle Orthwein
Darcie Larson
Deborah Gray-Young
Denise Duffield-Thomas
DL Grant
Elizabeth Dowd
Eloise Lepesqueur
Emily Knox
Eva Marquette
For Goodness Sake
Greta Lax
Holli Zehring
Isabelle Monlouis
Jamie R Earnhardt
Jena Schwartz
Jennifer Schindel
Jennifer Wakefield
Jenny Bauer
Jessie Rienerth
Jill Murphy
Jodie Bagley
Justen Burdette
Karen Harper
Kathleen Crabbs
kathryne robison
Katie Vollman
Katrina Velasquez
Kavanah Anderson
Kelly C Weiley
Keturah Mazo
Kevin McGreal
Kim Hunt
kimberly diaz
Kimberly Weiss
Kristen Herwitz
Kristen Lucas
Kristine Hansen
Landy Figueroa
Laura Halpin
Lauren and Mike DeCristofaro
Lauren Gay Rosenfeld
Leanna Joyner
Leisha Reynolds
LG Shanklin
Lori Severens
Lynn Carlson
Lynne Cripe
Maile Topliff
Makeda Pennycooke
Margaret Romero
Marie Murphy
Marla Teyolia
Mary Jo Mathis
Megan Bustle
Megan Miller
megan ogle
Meghan Casey
Melissa Q. Rosen
MettaWorks LLC
Michele Woodward
Michelle M. Olsen
Monique Fortenberry
Monisha Kapila
Nada El-Eryan
Nancy Reid
Nicole Kinee
Nicole Lee
Nikita Mitchell
Nora O’Connell
Pat Christen
Patricia Rogowski
Paul Tokorcheck
Rachael Maddox
Rachel Berdan
Rachel Michelson
Robyn Rucker
Rosana Vollerhausen
Rubie Coles
Sam B-Good
Sandi Amorim
Sara Alvarado
Sarah Jessica Farber
Sarah Marin
Sarah Wolfe
Sas Petherick
Sharyn Holmes
Shawn Moreton
Sheehan Rosen
Shelan Stritzke
Sheri Brady
Sherrie Rohde
Sonia Narang
Stephenie Hansen
Supply Love
Susan B. Clark
Susan Vibbert
Suzanne Parker
Tanya L
Tarzan Kay
Tuwana T Wingfield
William Resnick
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