Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking is an incorporated 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.
OUR MISSION is to present active approaches to community development and socioeconomic sustainability.
God's Planet for Haiti Elementary School
Lavender Luncheon, 2012
Annual Walking In Silence for the Silenced
March, 2022 Monthly GSP Convene
OUR CORE VALUES:
Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking (WOCPSCN) core is to address gender equality and equity through replicable membership initiatives that address women's health, education, and community development.
HOW WE BEGAN:
Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking was organized on Linkedin in December 2009. One year later, several local women established WOCPSCN as a community professional organization. Our first project was the Antioch (CA) Film and Music Festival, which was a three-day event to take place on Labor Day Weekend, 2010. However, the event was canceled due to the city council's misunderstanding of community alliance-building. We then established our signature event, the AM Power Networking which supports local cafes to maintain socioeconomic sustainability. In 2012, B4B: Business 4 Business Networking and Job Fair was established to enhance small business growth and employment opportunities. Our first event was held at the Scottish Rites Building, Oakland, CA, and the following year the Bay Point Community Center, Bay Point, CA.
The Biannual Lavender Luncheon was established to build our international fundraising. The Luncheon supports our global academic relationships, such as God's Planet for Haiti Elementary School, Haiti, WI. We identified the effects of domestic violence and diabetes in communities, thus the Lena Baker DV & Women's Health Virtual Summit, and Walking In Silence for the Silenced: Domestic Violence Solidarity Walk that began in 2013. Adding to our concern about the impact of domestic violence, the Queen Nzinga Project Beauty Festival evolved that promotes the beauty industry to donate their services. This local festival is designed to help women and children remove themselves from the stigma of domestic violence. And, in 2021 A-1 Nail Salon (Jersey City, NJ) supported the Walk by polishing their thumbs purple. It is now a fixture that we ask local salons to annually do the same on the day of Walking In Silence for the Silenced: DV Solidarity Walk.
We understood that we needed to consider addressing gender equity and equality early in the lives of girls and established The Women of African Diaspora Griots (WOAD). These community literacy programs partner with local bookstores and libraries to provide platforms for reading, book distribution and building a learning atmosphere. The continued impact on girls needed a more in-depth direction, thus Urban Gurl/Suburban Swurl initiative. It was structured to enhance leadership skills and self-esteem in girls through sports. The JazzyJZ Mentoring was designed to provide support to young businesswomen through mentoring by seasoned professionals. The JazzyJZ businesswoman achievement recognition is the Achievements Award with the first ceremony that took place at the Jazz Cultural Center in San Francisco's historic Fillmore section, in 2014.
A call-to-action took place during our first Summit, in June 2021. International Guest Speaker, Amb. Neil Parsan motivated us to consider our next step; thus Global Sustainability Partnerships (GSP). Our purpose is to maintain a global alliance that will support one another's projects and global sustainable businesses. GSP's desire is to create a level of collaborative security through solidarity, as we consider the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. We believe that "Positive Support Can Create Desired Outcomes".
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WOCPSCN is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit.
Membership and donations are tax-deductible and can also be mailed to:
WOCPSCN, Inc., c/o Investors Bank
360 Martin Luther King Drive Unit #7H, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Contact WOCPSCN: 929.269.3103
DISCLAIMER: WOCPSCN cannot financially support any individual or organization. However, as per our core values to support gender equity and community development, WOCPSCN (and consequently the Global Sustainability Partnership Programme), acts as an enabler between changemakers, organizations, and businesses to ensure global alliances as well as multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations for measurable impact and action. WOCPSCN cannot be held liable for any comments, discussions, or content presented by any guests or speakers during any programmes designated by WOCPSCN (GSP) and all initiatives within this organization.
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