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About Us 

About

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. 

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.      

Our History

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, the Antioch (CA) Film, and Music Festival was scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, 2011.  Although the event was canceled,  our mission to maintain community socioeconomic sustainability motivated us forward.   We established our monthly signature event, the AM Power Networking held at local cafes.  Our first AMPN took place at Caffe' 817, Oakland, CA, and Nuce Nuce Cafe', Antioch, CA. 
In order to enhance small business growth and development, in 2012,  we established the B4B:  Business 4 Business Networking and Job Fair, held at the Scottish Rites Building, Oakland, CA, and the following year the Bay Point Community Center,  Bay Point, CA.

OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH COMMITMENTS:
"As Lavender is to Purple" Honoree Lavender Luncheon is our international fundraising for education.  The Luncheon honors professional excellence in education, with the first Luncheon taking place in San Francisco, CA in 2012.  Honorees are given a Lifetime Membership and a seat on the International Advisory Council.  The Council is our global academic relationship-building, such as our continued support of God's Planet for Haiti Elementary School, Haiti,  WI.  
During a discussion, several members revealed their relationship to domestic violence that included Green-Williams.  Her youngest daughter, DaNeen Sarah-Latish Green was shot through the heart by her intimate partner and died 25 minutes later.  The Walking In Silence for the Silenced: DV Solidarity Walk (first Saturday in November) is a memorial Walk as well as a global solidarity and awareness Walk. In 2021 A-1 Nail Salon (Jersey City, NJ)  supported the Walk by polishing their thumbs purple.  We now ask salons to paint their guests' and clients' thumbs purple the weekend of the Walk in solidarity, which is annually on the first Saturday in November.

Realizing more discussions were needed around the intersectionality of DV and health, the Lena Baker DV & Women's Health Summit began in 2021, and over 600 registered guests during the 2022 Summit.  Understanding the impact that the stigma of domestic violence produces, the Queen Nzinga Project Beauty Fete is a community event that invites spas and salons to provide a day of beauty for DV survivors.    

OUR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES:
Women of African Diaspora Griots (WOAD) enhance community literacy and educational goals by raising funds for book distribution, bringing awareness of gender literacy inequity, and embodying the ancient tradition of storytelling.
To increase leadership skills, and self-esteem the Urban Gurl/Suburban Swurl initiatives provide community sports programs for girls ages 5-17.
JazzyJZ  Leadership-Building and Mentoring helps to support young professionals to increase their business growth through mentorship and training.  We recognize their outstanding achievements during the JazzyJZ Achievement Awards.  The first Achievements Award ceremony took place at the  Jazz Cultural Center in San Francisco's historic Fillmore district, in 2014.

OUR CALL-TO-ACTION:
In June 2021, we heard the call of International Guest Speaker, Amb. Neil Parsan to move beyond discussions and create platforms of action. This motivated us to create Global Sustainability Partnerships (GSP). Its purpose is to maintain a global alliance through our monthly virtual Convene.  We provide a platform for non-profit projects, global sustainable organizations, and businesses to exchange ideas through Convene connections.  During 2022, that were over 6,000 registered participants from 150 countries which enhanced GSP's desire to continue to create collaborative security through solidarity within the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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