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Affinity to hold leadership events during July
2018-07-11

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Affinity Community Services is hosting a virtual leadership series, "The Blackprint: A Plan for Building the Leadership Capacity of Black LGBTQ+ Women Leaders," each Thursday in July:

—July 5: noon-1 p.m.: Building Organizing Power

—July 12: noon-1 p.m.: Building Economic Power

—July 19: noon-1 p.m.: Building Political Power

—July 26: noon-1 p.m.: Building Executive Power

"Affinity Community Services is thrilled to be actively working to develop the capacity of Black LGBTQ+ women leaders," said Affinity Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon in a press release. "Black LGBTQ+ women, communities of color, and individuals from underrepresented identities are less likely to be in positions of leadership across all fields. There are currently no Black women at the helm of Fortune 500 companies.

The Blackprint will consist of a webinar series that will allow leaders in these fields to share what has made them successful in their line of work, and explore the challenges they have had to overcome. Participants in the series will have an opportunity to pose specific questions to these experts during the webinar to their own leadership development.

Following the speaker series, Affinity will produce a toolkit that will help organizations recruit and retain Black LGBTQ+ women and people from underrepresented identities.

This virtual leadership series is free of charge, and will take place entirely online. Participants can register for the series at bit.ly/AffinitysTheBlackprint; for more information, visit Affinity95.org .


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