Blog Profiles: Professional Development Blogs for Women of Color

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Our latest edition recognizes a few standout professional development blogs specifically written for women of color. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.

We Love These Professional Development Blogs for Women of Color -

In much of the world, people of color have restricted access to resources that help guide their professional development.

We put together a short list of blogs that give guidance through the lens of a non-white person.

1. Black Career Women’s Network

The Black Career Women’s Network is a national professional development organization that aims to help Black women “gain clarity and confidence to execute proven strategies to create the change they want to see in their careers.”

BCWN holds events and workshops, compiles resources, and provides coaches and mentors along with many other services to help Black women succeed in the professional and corporate world.

A couple great reads: 5 Career Tips that Benefit Black Women; and How to Turn Ambition into your Dream Position: 3 Critical Career Moves for Black Women.

Follow @BCWNetwork on Twitter.

2. Womeneur

Womeneur is a New York-based organization that provides resources, services, and consulting to young women entrepreneurs.

Started by Sharon Beason, Womeneur provides advice for “Emerging & Early-Stage female entrepreneurs” and does so with the intention of guiding the next generation of young women in business.

The blog hasn’t been as active lately, but the organization is still active on Instagram and readers can subscribe to a weekly newsletter.

I recommend reading 4 Ways to be Productive as a Mom Working From Home; and 3 Creative Ways to Use Instagram Stories Highlights.

Follow @womeneur on Instagram.

Professional Development Blogs for Women of Color - @womeneur on Instagram

Credit: @womeneur on Instagram

3. Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national network that strives to empower emerging leaders and elevate the practice of philanthropy in order to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.

As an organization, EPIP sees a future where people of many different backgrounds and cultures live successful and complete lives with the support of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and effective philanthropic sector.

Follow @EPIPNational on Twitter.

4. CompassPoints of View

CompassPoints of View assists leaders with essential skills and knowledge and cultivates powerful learning communities. It also creates time and space for people to explore the emotional dimensions of leadership so that, as a society, we can shift ourselves, our organizations, and our world toward greater justice and equity. 

CompassPoint is a wonderful organization because its aim is to help people fulfill their dreams and trust their potential in hopes of making the world a better place. This is a truly altruistic mission.

Check out these posts: What Will be Different This Time? and Pushing Back Against Habits of White Supremacy During a Crisis.

Follow @CP_change on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for professional development news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.

Oscar Duran works as Global President of the EMBRACE Employee Resource Group at Cision as well as an Associate Account Executive. Check out his previous posts for Beyond Bylines and connect on Instagram. When he’s not working, Oscar can be found producing content for his podcast, being an advocate for the underprivileged, or traveling.


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