*NEW Programs*

Black Women's Leadership Project (BWLP): Developing Leaders, Building Communities

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This unique program will focus specifically on Black women professionals and entrepreneurs (in Northeast Ohio), to provide access, training and support to accelerate their rise to senior and executive level positions in their respective fields and organizations. 

Because of systemic racism, Black women have long been denied access and opportunity to be included in mainstream career and leadership development programs that could significantly impact their readiness to lead and build organizations and their communities.

The BWLP is a program where applicants must complete and submit an application, and will be selected thru a competitive process. Participants must commit to the eight-month program, that requires a time commitment of 3-hours per month. Two hours of education/training during the workday and one hour of coaching that may occur in the evening or over the weekend.

Tuition for this comprehensive "virtual" program is $2,500. Therefore, all applicants will need the support of a senior-level executive within their corporation/non-profit organization/business to authorize their participation and pay the tuition fees.

Please take a moment to explore our website and click here to learn more about the BWLP program.

Women of Color Foundation Collaborative


Why a Membership Program Now? 


We realize the power of connection now more than ever. Our gatherings, workshops, and panel discussions serve as a significant way to bond, share ideas and lessons learned.

We want to help you grow those connections. Through networking and introducing a dynamic and engaging membership program designed for women looking to go to the next level in their lives and careers.

Please take a moment to explore our website and click here to learn more about the benefits that the Women of Color Foundation (WOCF) Collaborative membership has to offer.



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The M-Suite Network

The M-Suite Network will engage and integrate young, black, professional “millennial" women (ages 25-40), into the Women of Color Foundation (WOCF) programs. The women who comprise the network will help give voice to a broader cross section of young professional women who want to be included given the current environment.  They will share their experiences, challenges, talents and perspectives in a safe space, where more experienced women respect and value the importance of them having a seat at the table.

This program will also provide them with unique opportunities to grow and develop personally and professionally.

Coming in 2022

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Women of Color Foundation Fellows Program

The Women of Color Foundation (WOCF) Fellows Program is  a program designed for minority focused non-profit executives. The program will help them address civic and community issues affecting Black women and girls in the Greater Cleveland area.  It will also expose them to and deepen their understanding of, the issues plaguing our communities and institutions that provide critical services and information to our residents.


This is also a program where applicants will be required to submit an application and will be selected thru a competitive process.