When I was earning my PhD, one thing that really surprised me was how few resources I had as a woman of color in the way of mentoring, student support and career development.
I Often Felt Shut Out, Dismissed, Or Even Shunned By People Who Were Supposed To Be There To Help Me.
Many times I was given books to read or workshops to attend that did not speak to my experience. I invested time and money based on recommendations from others who were not personally interested in my success. It was frustrating and a huge waste of time and money.
Once I finally earned my PhD, I found out that finding a position in the academic field was just as daunting for women of color. That is when I decided to establish Black Girl Brilliance, LLC in Charlotte, NC to be a bridge for women of color who are facing the same challenges that I did.
It took a lot of effort, self determination, and pure will to find the success that I have had in academia. It should not have to be that way. Too many brilliant, highly educated, and powerful women of color are deterred from an academic career path when in fact we need more women like us cultivating careers in higher education.
“Your vision + my strategy = academic career success!”
My goal at Black Girl Brilliance, LLC is to remove those barriers and to ease your way to the career you seek.
I believe that you should not have to move mountains just to earn your Master’s or Doctorate. You should not have to do it alone either. When you come to me for career and teaching consultation, you will not have to do it alone!!
“I’ll be there to help you leap over the hurdles and push through the roadblocks so that you can focus on what really matters.” With me you get one-on-one personal support from someone who is invested in your success. I truly care about helping you to succeed.
“I am here to give you specific career advice. I listen to your goals, I make myself available to you and I will not treat you like a number. You are important to me. Your goals are important to me, and your success is my success!”
“Upgrade your academic career!”
As someone who has not only successfully navigated the rocky road of graduate level academics but has also worked in higher education, I can help you to “upgrade your academic career.” If you are stuck in a rut, struggling to get on a tenure track, or just want to reach higher, I am your invaluable resource to achieving your career goals.
From CV and cover letter review to my Elite Strategy Program, Black Girl Brilliance, LLC is here for you! Coming from a variety of career paths and disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences, my clients are:
- Adjunct and Contingent Faculty
- Tenure Track and Tenured Faculty
- Higher Education Administrators
Let me help you overcome your obstacles and reach your full potential
Without one-on-one support and guidance, building an academic career and summiting the “ivory tower” can be overly arduous. by contacting me at Black Girl Brilliance, LLC in Charlotte today!