When I first heard about the BWNPL cohort, I was excited about the opportunity to further my development as a leader professionally, in the presence of Black women. What I received was so much more. The cohort is a master class in self-discovery. By offering a soft, affirming space to lay my burdens down, I was able to heal, grow, and learn in ways I never anticipated. The cohort experience unlocked in me, what had been there all along but had been devalued, micro aggressed, and misappropriated by the world. I completed the cohort with a boldness and belief in myself that has allowed me to soar, professionally and personally. Within two months of completing the cohort, I leveled up to a professional dream C-Suite position! The network of badass women, who I now call sister-friends, was the cherry on top! I am so grateful for the space, the guidance, and the leadership of Errika Flood-Moultrie!!! She is truly one of a kind. She believes in the power of Black women like none other. Thank you for the opportunity, Errika. You are truly a blessing!
Summer Rose Chaney, PsyD
Chief Clinical Officer
Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region
Being a part of the cohort allowed me to rediscover the young woman I had been when I was a young HBCU graduate full of dreams and an unwavering drive to make a difference in education. I was able to shed the layers of jaded experiences, missed opportunities and professional disappointments by talking and being in fellowship with my fellow cohort sisters. We learned to define who we are and walk every day as great women full of purpose, grace and wisdom. Leaving as a public speaker, author and upskilled professional allowed me to step into a new role just months after the end of the cohort. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had and will continue to recommend this to other Black Women in NonProfit Leadership.
The BWNPL cohort was an opportunity I knew I needed, but that I entered with little expectation. Honestly, I never could have imagined this cohort in my wildest dreams. The BWNPL cohort was and is way more than a one year professional development program. Errika is a true visionary, who created a safe space to cultivate community. I define this community as one where I felt comfortable to show up as my authentic self and be vulnerable. I saw myself in my peers through our commonalities and shared experiences. I was also able to dream of my future self because I was surrounded by so many beautiful, powerful, and accomplished Black women that inspired me. This community helped me heal and grow. The impact of this space will last the span of my lifetime because I walked away with lifelong relationships, more confidence, more self-awareness, and tools that will continue to elevate my personal and professional endeavors. I will tell anyone who listen about the BWNPL cohort. I hope to share my learnings and connections with other women. So, Errika deserves all of the accolades for this awe-inspiring creation. I’m grateful to her for who she is and the passion work she does!
Chief of Staff