BGC SIGNATURE INITIATIVES + EVENTS
We know what Black women want. We know what Black women need. That's why Black Girl Connected has curated and created signature events and initiatives to serve our vast and diverse community. These events are designed to connect Black women to each other while conveying the values of BGC. What are you waiting for? Come hang with the crew in a city near you and see what it's all about!
WE WANT YOU! Are you interested in joining the sisterhood in your community? Do you wish you had access to our initiatives and programming but don't have a chapter located in your community? BGC Digital is a virtual hangout for women interested in officially joining our sisterhood. These live meetings happen once a month and are designed to inform, educate, inspire, and most of all foster the spirit of sisterhood. Come hang with us!
Go SIS! (Sisters in Success!) is a series of creative co-working sessions and professional development workshops where we provide tools, resources, and experiences to support young women in accomplishing their professional goals in a collaborative and supportive environment. Go SIS! events encourage entrepreneurship, collaboration, peer-to-peer learning, growth, and foster partnerships while working on accomplishing your goals.
BGC Socials are exclusive social events specifically curated to encourage sisterhood and tribe building through fun and exciting - girls only - outings! Because sisterhood is important, each experience is an opportunity to network, connect, and build strong relationships with likeminded women in your community. Think of it like a monthly ladies night where you can let loose and be around some like-minded melanated Queens.
Self care is exactly what it sounds like – taking care of you! BGC Self Care Essentials offers unique workshops, discussion panels, pampering events and more. Each event offers black women the opportunity to feel pampered, appreciated, understood, and educated on health and wellness topics that our relevant to Black women. We encourage practices of self love and self preservation while creating a safe space to discuss various topics in a supportive environment.
Precious Goods is our primary community service initiative in which we collect donations of feminine hygiene products and assemble care packages for women in need. Care packages are regularly distributed to women's shelters, local correctional facilities, and local women in need. To participate, all you have to do is show up with your donations and help us assemble the care packages. This event is also a great opportunity to network and make new friends!
BGC Workouts is a self care initiative geared towards health and fitness. The workouts will vary from month to month but one thing will remain the same: we'll provide you with a fun and exciting workout in a safe and supportive space with other amazing women! BGC Workouts create a safe space where black girls can come and break a sweat without feeling judged for their hair, their shape, or any of the other judgments we face as Black women working out.
The BGC Sisterhood Supper is a seasonal dinner party that brings a phenomenal Black women together to connect and collaborate in the spirit of sisterhood. Sisterhood Supper events take place four times a year, coinciding with each season. Join us for an evening of amazing food, meaningful conversation, empowering workshops and more! We promise that you’ll leave feeling full and ready to conquer the world, AND with a bunch of new friends of course!
The #HashtagLunchbag experience consists of bringing together a group of friends, creating bagged lunches, dropping in a handwritten love note acknowledging the recipient, distributing the meals to your local community, and sharing your experiences with your friends & followers, inspiring them to pay it forward - turning one ripple of kindness into a wave, one lunch bag at a time! BGC has founded #HashtagLunchbag chapters in Baltimore, MD, and Brooklyn, NY.
The BGC Annual Weekend retreat is designed to create a space for Black women to feel inspired, free, loved, empowered, and celebrated as the melinnated goddesses we are. This is an opportunity for you to let your guard down and get into some real sisterhood. Join us for an experience of self-care, success, and service, combined with the power of true sisterhood. Think: #blackgirlmagic summer camp. Trust us. This is an experience you don't want to miss!