Who We Are
Our mission is to promote and encourage the development and advancement of Black women professionals in all areas of the sports industry nationally and internationally.
BWiS is focused on strengthening and improving the visibility, employment opportunities and professional development of Black women in sport. The belief is that all minority groups are important and deserve to collaborate through peer interaction with other like minded women at all stages of ones career path.
How we can change the game
I don't know about you, but from undergrad, graduate school, and beyond I have been told "network, network, network!" I do believe that this is an important key in successfully realizing one's professional aspirations, but in this internet driven world and international sport industry, that is sometimes easier said than done. There is something to be said for being in the right place at the right time, but I believe in creating some of that magic. I have desperately (in some cases forced) professional relationships with women that looked like me so that I could feel like I had an ally. A confidant. Someone to show me the playbook in how to navigate a career as a Black woman in sports. It has never been the experience I wanted or needed.
So, instead of longing for a group that supports those that have had similar experiences than mine or could share their insights, tips, and tricks I decided to create it! If you ever felt the way I have in the past, I want you to keep there. In the past. Embark on this new professional journey. A place where Black women can support, educate, empower, and encourage those that have paved the way and those that are looking to find their way in the sport industry. This is your community. This is our community.
I am asking you today to be apart of this mission. Black Women in Sport is championing the empowerment and upward mobility of all Black women in the sport industry to be authentic leaders. Join me in creating a space for culture, consciousness, and community to thrive!