Black Women in Leadership Affinity Group Presents: Changing the Narrative from Angry to Phenomenal
October 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This webinar is the first in a three-part series presented by the Black Women in Leadership Affinity Group that will explore the many dimensions of the Black woman in the workplace. This first webinar will debunk the myth of the Angry Black Woman.
These dynamic discussions will navigate the negative perceptions of the Black woman, the impact of our commitment to resilience, and how we use our influence to elevate our communities.
- Part 1: The
AngryPhenomenal Black Woman (April 22)
- Part 2: It’s All Good … But It’s Not! (July 20)
- Part 3: Changing the Narrative from Angry to Phenomenal (Oct. 28)
During this webinar, the final session in this three-part series, presenters will synthesize prior discussions and demonstrate that Black women are not angry; we are rewriting the narrative—we are phenomenal! The panelists will discuss how we can leverage our voices to advocate for others, get seats at the table, and encourage others to advance our collective agenda.
About the Black Women in Leadership Affinity Group
We are a courageous group of Black woman leaders who support one another to nurture and live our power, bolster engagement in personal and professional development, and leverage our network to be a catalyst for positive change in our communities. Given the impact of historical and existing structural racism that we must surmount, the affinity group aims to engage authentically, bringing our talent and vulnerability together to transcend societal norms. Through trainings, conversations, topical education, tools, and other resources, Black women leaders will learn and practice the teaching principles and habits of EDI-focused adaptive leadership skills.
The Social Current Leadership Through Affinity groups support leaders with shared cultural backgrounds as they build relationships, develop professional networks, and engage in training.
Current* groups include:
- Black Women in Leadership Affinity Group
- Latinx Leadership Affinity Group
- Allies for Equity, Justice & Inclusion
- Black Men’s Barbershop Affinity Group
Through the work of the affinity groups, emerging and senior leaders will develop solutions and address barriers that keep persons of color from advancing at rates equal to their counterparts. These leaders will have access to trainings that include adaptive leadership, psychological safety, and revolutionary leadership. Leaders will also receive mentoring from EDI cohort leaders.
* These four affinity groups are the result of a grant-supported inaugural project, but they are just the beginning. We recognize that there are marginalized groups not represented here and we hope to expand to other racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds, including, but not limited to, LGBTQ+, those with disabilities, and those considered Second Acts. Interested in forming a new leadership affinity group? Please contact Deb Smith to learn more.
- Navigating the negative perceptions of the Black woman
- Using the influence of Black women to elevate communities
- Self-care strategies that use an EDI lens to build personal and professional strength and resilience
- Solutions for supporting and advancing women of color in leadership roles
- Concepts of EDI, including psychological safety and implicit bias
Who Should Participate
- Focus on managers and supervisors
- Emerging and senior leaders
Dr. Robin Beavers
Vice President of Philanthropy & DEI Initiatives
Trillium Family Services
Associate Vice President of Child Welfare, Strategy & Organizational Excellence and Privacy Officer
Lutheran Child & Family Services
Dr. Natasha Watson Mack
Child Protective Services