On June 9, I attended the first event since deciding to move forward with the I AM WOMAN project. I was hoping to test my new lenses on women there. Throughout the day eight women agreed to be photographed for my project and I filmed one in one of the best I AM WOMAN introduction videos to date. The Women in Black: Who’s the Boss Women’s Business Conference was the first of several events I attended this summer in an eveffort to go where BlackWomen were congreegated and ask for their time and paricipation in order to share our collective experiences with the world. Learn more about Women in Black below.

Women in Black was a great jump start to my I AM WOMAN.

Portraits taken of attendees at the Who’s the Boss? event in Harlem, NY on June 9, 2018.

 

http://womenintheblack.org/events/

OUR MISSION

Women In The Black New York Inc. is a Harlem based entrepreneurial organization created for the purpose of educating, training and supporting women business owners.  Women In The Black is committed to educating and equipping women with the skills and resources necessary to start, build, lead and grow successful small businesses in their communities, primarily in the New York metropolitan area.

OUR VISION

We are committed to strengthening our communities through fostering the growth of women owned businesses and promoting entrepreneurial excellence through innovative programing, extended learning and networking.

WHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurship provides freedom to explore your passion while creating an opportunity to build a best-in-class Business.  As entrepreneurship grows in this country women of color will account for the highest growth rate of all new entrepreneurs over the next decade.

While many will start low-entry, service and home based businesses they will continue to look for creative ways to enhance their business skill sets.  These women owned businesses create new jobs for both themselves and others while bringing a unique management style to their industries.

NEEDS

Studies show that women of color face increasing obstacles as business owners; limited resources, competing demands on their time and access to capital.  This greatly contributes to the underperformance and under capitalization of their businesses.

GOALS

To provide women of color in underserved communities with the skill sets to open and build new businesses; to give them the encouragement to pursue non-traditional industries; to build a network of support around them to increase their business survival rates; and to highlight women business owners as an untapped important source.

IMPACT

• Independence

• Financial Literacy

• Increase Annual Revenue

• Create Employment Opportunities

• Build Legacy Businesses

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