What we're about

**NO SOLICITING** This is a group for black & minority professional women that have and/or are currently experiencing life-changing situations, personally & professionally; and that would benefit from a support system of similarly situated women. Experiences that may include, but that are not limited to: racism, sexism, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, divorce, family issues, stress, depression, loneliness, etc. We are also raising awareness and lifting the stigma of mental illness while promoting mental health. In fact, we are putting together a directory of black and minority female mental health professionals (in each state) in order to make their services available to the women in our organization. While we did get started in the Washington, DC area, our group is open to black and minority professional women everywhere (we don't turn anyone away who is looking to give and receive healing, help and support). After starting our second group in Philly, we are now in the process of starting up chapters in Florida and Georgia as well! So, stay tuned for those.

Our goal, once we have a large enough following, is to start a nation-wide (then world-wide) non-profit* organization to further advance our efforts to help support and rehabilitate black and minority women (while building life-long sisterhoods and powerful networks); because if we don't take care of ourselves...who else is going to run the world?

*Update: I have started the process to start up the non-profit referenced above!!! This is a huge undertaking and I'll need all the help I can get. Please check out and donate to our very first fundraising campaign for this wonderful cause; which we (and so many other women) will greatly benefit from:

https://www.gofundme.com/woemancipationimprove-womens-lives

Links to our other Chapters:
DC Area (original group): WOeMANcipation™ http://meetu.ps/c/2JC1s/wYftY/d on Meetup

Upcoming events (2)

WBC Discussion- S.H.A.P.E. : finding & fulfilling your unique purpose for life

Philadelphia, precise location TBD by local organizers

WOeMANcipation™ Book Club 2nd Book Hello Lovely Ladies! This is our 2nd book title for our new book club. As you all know, the purpose of this book club is to create another avenue upon which we can bond, spend time together and grow as women. Monthly, we will select and announce a new book title to read that will motivate, inspire, educate, and entertain us (covering a range of subjects - including personal development, selfhelp and spiritual growth). At the end of the month (on the date of the meetup), we'll get together to discuss the book of the month. Please note that we are again extending the reading time beyond a month. I hope everyone enjoyed reading 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama & it inspired you to reflect on how you have become the woman you are today. Our next book was selected to help you take further stock of who you are today in terms of your life's purpose. BOOK: S.H.A.P.E.: finding AUTHOR: Erik Rees Erik Rees helps you discover God's unique purpose for your life based on the way God has shaped you. He made you marvellously unique for a reason. Tap into that reason & into the secrets of your own deeply personal make-up - the remarkable ensemble of passions, talents, experiences, temperament, & other components that work together to make you who you are - & you'll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, & fulfilment. In this eye-opening, empowering, & liberating book, Rees shows you how to uncover God's most powerful & effective means of advancing his kingdom on earth: your own irreplaceable, richly detailed personal design. This inspiring guidebook gives you the tools to: Unlock your God-given potential & uncover your specific purpose. S.H.A.P.E. presents a series of challenges that will guide you through the process of discovering or clarifying your S.H.A.P.E.. The book includes access to a free online S.H.A.P.E. assessment. I know some of you have a go-to supplier for your book purchases & will likely keep using them. For those who do not or those wanting a discount, you may sign-up for a regular account at the supplier website listed below & message me for the 15% discount code. Supplier: Books-A-Million Website: https://m.booksamillion.com 15% Discount Code: Message me for code. COURTESY NOTE: Please DO NOT RSVP unless you actually plan to attend the discussion. If your schedule changes, please cancel your RSVP.

Meet & Greet + Steering Committee Discussion

Philadelphia, precise location TBD by local organizers

Meet and Greet + Steering Committee Discussion: Hey Ladies! As you are aware, we are currently looking for volunteers to serve on a Steering Committee (or Advisory Committee) in order to discuss ideas and ways to help us grow; as well as to help us plan such growth. If you possess a particular set of skills, knowledge, training and/or experience that you feel would be helpful in our journey (i.e. experience w/ fundraising, nonprofit org start-up, 501(c)(3), business management, event planning, BODs, organizing, marketing and advertisement, branding, PR, B2B collaboration, membership recruitment, financial planning, etc.- just to name a few); please attend this meetup! We will further discuss our growth plans and opportunities for you to volunteer on the Committee and otherwise. We also welcome those who may not want to serve on a Committee, but would be interested in hosting and/or planning meet-up events. Everyone who RSVPs, please complete our survey before attending the meeting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSSXKCK IMPORTANT NOTE: Please RSVP only if you are serious about wanting to see this group grow to its full potential! If you'd like a more detailed read of the plans we have for growth, please read our full campaign ad at: https://www.gofundme.com/woemancipationimprove-womens-lives

Past events (2)

Bookclub Discussion - Becoming by Michelle Obama

Relish Restaurant

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