Wow! The Black Women in Europe Blog turned 16 yesterday. 16 years of blogging that led to social groups and networks that led to our Power List which led to our podcast. 16 years of telling our stories. Is it OK to be a little tired? Looking forward to the holidays and another year celebrating us.
When the pandemic hit in March, we could tell things would be rough. We couldn’t predict how long this ride would be but we decided that using our talents to help each other was the way to go. We launched two months of free workshops in the Let’s Do Us! Series: https://bit.ly/LetsDoUs
Phase two is a Business Directory of services and products created and provided by black women across Europe. Let’s Do Us! by patronizing each other as we continue to support each other during uncertain times and beyond. Paying things forward, I made all of the inaugural listings free for life. https://bit.ly/BWIEDirectory
As a long-standing Sisterhood Agenda global partner, this is our time to shine! Our first Sisterhood of Greatness Awards are presented to several founders and activists who represent and exemplify a code of excellence in consciousness, character, and conduct. Celebrating our 25-year anniversary is a testament to the collective spirit and strength of our constituency including over 5,000 global agencies throughout 36 countries, who share our purposeful focus on women and girls while growing a powerful force for positive social change.
During the devastating 2017 storms, hurricanes Irma and Maria, our newly opened SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands was severely damaged. We rebuilt it, stronger than ever, and remain vigilant in our ongoing support of millions of women and girls through partnerships, training, projects, programs, and products.
To mark this occasion, we decided to share our 25-year anniversary within our sisterhood by spotlighting the efforts of other amazing women and girls who have made a difference by standing up, stepping out and lifting us up to make the world a better place. Together, we realize the collective bond and power we impose when eradicating the issues we choose to champion. Therefore, we commemorate our anniversary by celebrating others!
Sisterhood is the foundation for collective empowerment. Our sisterhood is diverse and inclusive because we are all unique. Striving for meaningful connection, we want women and girls to know that they are never alone.
Knowing that time is of the essence, we hope that you can join us for this special event. Please reply regarding award acceptance and participation in the award ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture as soon as possible. Thank you for all that you do.