Black Women Connect GR


About Black Women Connect GR

Black Women Connect GR is an affinity group of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce which offers opportunities for African American women to meet with each other and develop meaningful relationships both professionally and personally.

Black Women Connect GR events are designed for professional black women at all career levels, representing a diversity of corporations, small businesses, and public and non-profit organizations.

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Black Women Connect: The Power of Networking

Event Details

Tuesday, November 14
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, 111 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
$20 for members and future members; cost includes light refreshments
The first 30 to register will also receive a free gift!

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This event will be an excellent chance to gather with Black Women of West Michigan to network and learn professional development skills to help launch your career to new heights.

Speaker Bernadette Johnson will discuss strategies to improve your leadership skills and networking abilities. Bernadette is a nationally/internationally recognized Leadership Consultant and Collaboration Strategist, who partners with businesses to increase Return on Leadership. Bringing over three decades of experience in the leadership/organizational development fields, serving numerous industries, her multi-disciplined background creates fertile ground for developing greatness in organizations and their leadership to anchor transition, stimulate innovation and to be a catalyst for sustainable results.


“I have been waiting for a group like this in Grand Rapids all my life! This is truly a way to put GR front and center. Bravo to the Chamber staff for a very productive and energizing gathering.”
— Melvene Tardy, Partners for a Racism-Free Community

Premier Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Event Underwriter

Huntington Bank

Chamber Champions

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