Our team and board brings more than 40 years of impactful racial equity and community wealth building knowledge, skills, strategies and networks to this work. We are experienced entrepreneurs, educators, grassroots and professional leaders working across the business, finance, education, nonprofit and community development sectors.
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 economic prosperity for Black women.
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 $100,000 into Black women entrepreneurs, students and professionals since 2016.
BWWA is a culturally specific owned and operated institution, focused on advancing racial and economic equity for Historical Black women and girls within organizations, corporations, systems and communities. Our work was born out of the systemic and increasing racial and economic disparities experienced in our community and specifically among Historical Black women.
At BWWA, our methodologies drive transformational change and impact. We’ve helped several organizations (non-profits, foundations, civic, education and private sector) re-envision and implement long-term organizational change, strategy through cultural training, system design, leadership development and access to Black women networks for economic inclusion and social capital enhancements. We aim to transform the spaces we work and live in.
AREAS OF WORK:
RACIAL EQUITY CONSULTING
DIVERSITY & SUPPLIER EDUCATION and OPPORTUNITY CONNECTOR
CULTURAL HOME BUYERS EDUCATION- Fall classes open in October 2019
BI-ANNUAL WEALTH ACADEMY- Fall Academy beginning in October, application opens Early September 2019
ASET WEALTH FUND (See Below)
DA HIVE: Education & Co-Working Space centered on Black Women
Ancient Remedies Healing Realm: Education & Incubator space centered on Black Women Healers
Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-256-0110
ASET WEALTH FUND
Our vision is a world in which every Historical Black woman and girl has access to financial abundance to build and grow generational wealth. No exceptions.
BWWA’s Aset Wealth Fund primary goal is to get resources to Historical Black Women who are members of BWWA. We trust Historical Black women know what’s best for them and should be supported in their aspirations to reach for and fulfill economic prosperity. Since 2017, we have invested nearly $100,000 in grants to Historical Black women entrepreneurs, students and employees that has resulted in an even greater return and impact on their families and local communities.
As funders, our goal is to provide resources that strengthen the agency, participation, and economic power of local Black women in the areas of Business, Education, and Transportation- other areas of support are dedicated to removing barriers to building wealth which include Credit Repair, Financial Planning, Tax Preparation, Bank Account debt, and Driver License debt.
Our Aset Wealth Fund uses a combination of resources from private, public and nonprofit donors who believe in and support the economic aspirations of Historical Black women. One of our biggest resource tools supporting the Aset Wealth Fund is our partnerships with Micro Grant organization.
Our 2019 Spring application is now closed. Please check back in the Fall of 2019 for updates on future grant opportunities.