Dear friend,

It's a new week.  We're so glad you're here! 

Opportunity.  That's the word that's been on my heart and mind lately.  What is it?  How do we get it?  And how do we share it with more people?

Like most people, I would not be the woman I am today without the myriad opportunities I've been given - two, debt-free college degrees, access to the arts as a young girl, an extraordinarily supportive family, and more!

What are the opportunities that made you the woman you are today?  How can you pay it forward?

-Jocelyn

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Christina Lewis, social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and daughter of the Black businessman and philanthropist, the late Reginald Lewis. 

Angela talked to Lewis about her passion for economic justice and why she founded All Star Code, an organization that is creating economic opportunities for boys of color through entrepreneurship and tech.

Check her out!

BlackHer Fact

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, African Americans were less represented by a significant margin in the tech sector compared to all private industry at 7.4 vs. 14.4 percent.

Learn more.

Diversity & Inclusion Efforts are Failing Us

Did you know that Google has spent $265 million on diversity and inclusion efforts since 2014?  Yet today, in the U.S., they report that only 3.3% of their workforce is Black.

What's going on?  In her piece, Dominique shares four reasons why D&I efforts are failing us.

Read it.

WWII All-Black Women's Army Corps Unit Seeks Recognition

Nearly 1,000 women served in the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-Black Women's Army Corps unit deployed to Europe during WWII.

Watch and share their extraordinary example of public service.  

Black Girls Vote Ball

ICYMI, the 2020 General Election is LESS than one year away.   

That's why we're proud to support Black Girls Vote. Their mission is to engage, educate, and empower women to activate their voice by utilizing their vote.

They are hosting their annual Black Girls Vote Ball on Friday, November 22.  BlackHer Shero Tiffany Loftin will MC. RSVP today!

Not in Baltimore?  No worries.  You can still donate!

Need Inspiration?

Marwa Hassanien, Angela Okafor, and Tania Jean-Jacques, (pictured below) were just elected to office in Bangor, Maine, which is 90 percent white. 

Read this sweet story about how they supported each other. We found this story because of the Brown Girls Guide to Politics You should also check them out!

In love and solidarity,

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