What is Black Girl Connected?
BGC connects Black women to opportunities of service, success, sisterhood, and self care.
Black Girl Connected is an organization for Black Women, by Black women. Our mission is to engage and connect with Black women on a global sale by hosting events that facilitate and promote community service, success, sisterhood, and self care.
Black Girl Connected (formerly know as The Black Pearl Project) was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Leila Ortiz in 2014 in effort to engage, empower, and support women who look like her and share her experiences.
Since our inception, Black Girl Connected has grown to six chapters in cities across the U.S., connecting over 5000 black women who share our mission and our values through signature initiatives, events, and workshops.