The Women of Color Foundation is a 501c3, tax-exempt foundation organized in 2005, to foster networking and to provide personal and professional development, education and training to women and girls of all colors.
Based on ongoing discussions with women of color (primarily with African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native-American women), across the country whose opinions we valued, we learned that all of us felt it was critical for us as women to share our successes, triumphs and yes, our failures with our peers and younger women coming along behind us.
Thus, we developed a unique concept and forum to facilitate the collaboration, networking, mentoring, sharing, development and training of women and girls of color. While our personal and professional goals are perhaps the same as other women, our career challenges, family pressures, social obstacles and life stresses, as women of color are very different. 2020 marks our 18th Anniversary!
Seated, left to right: Bernadette K. Mayfield, Frechic Dickson, Alexandria Johnson Boone
Standing, left to right: Cheretta Moore, Jennifer Coiley Dial, Simone E. Swanson, Rodney L. Brown, Paula T. Newman
*not pictured: Aria J. Thomas, Maria Bonilla Boss, Tracie D. Hicks, Brad McWhorter and Christopher M. Rimmer.