CULTIVATING STRATEGIES, CREATING WEALTH AND CHANGING LIVES
We are a collective group of Black women working to advance the economic status of the Black community through strategic and impactful wealth building with Historical Black women since 2014 as a group and now as Minnesota’s first Black Woman Owned Specific Public Benefit Corporation since 2017.
Historical Black women are strong financial influencers in the Black community, are strong influencers of consumer markets and are leading new business starts across the United States. BWWA’s fills critical economic gaps needed to support the economic aspirations of Historical Black women. Our goal is to be impactful by providing a cultural space that cultivates, inspires and support Historical Black women in succeeding economically. We provide opportunities for Historical Black women to build necessary knowledge, skills, networks, social capital and capacity to grow and sustain generational wealth.
OUR SOCIAL IMPACT
For us, the work starts at home and social impact is a responsibility that requires intentional investments that inspire, grow and support our community to economically prosper. Our work is rooted in Historical Black culture and we are strongly committed to strengthening our local community and our local residents. We are a cultural voice, space and facilitator of Black prosperity.
We aim to improve the economic status of the overall Black community by providing employment, sponsorship, internships and volunteer opportunities to members of our network and our general Black community. We also provide discounted services and scholarship opportunities to participate in our venues, we have re-invested over $80,000 into Black women entrepreneurs, students and professionals since 2016.
OUR STAFF- LEFT TO RIGHT
Kenya McKnight- President/CEO | Hazaelee Sellers- Service Coordinator | Darsherria Hatcher- Project Coordinator
OUR ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS- LEFT TO RIGHT
Clara Akbar-Bey- CEO of Ahavah Birthworks | Dr. Rose Brewer- Global Economic Scholar and University of Minnesota | Marsha Howze- El- CEO of R’Sol & Events | Lisa Dunlap- Executive Director of Adults & Children’s Alliance… Additional Advisory Board Members:| Cassandra Silveria of the University of MN | Portia Jackson of Powderhorn Resource Group | Tonia Brinston of Twin Cities RISE | Emma Kasiga of African Development Center