BLACK, EDUCATED & HUSTLING
The first ever college tour of its kind for educated black women!
Did you know…?
Black women are ranked the most educated in America in both race and gender?!
The National Center of Education Statistics reported that black women have the highest numbers for enrollment in college, across the United States.
Yet, black women remain undervalued and underpaid,
in today's workforce.
Consider: Black women with master’s degrees earn slightly less than Black men with bachelors, and White men, Asians, and Latinos with associates or post-secondary degrees.
Even though salaries for educated black women are on the rise, the wage gap persists
– and education alone cannot bridge that gap.
Welcome to Black, Educated & Hustling college tour!
I believe every woman deserves to get paid what she is worth in a career she loves.
This fall, I’m traveling to colleges and universities around the USA to make sure you believe it too!
Does any of THIS sound familiar?
You want to succeed, but you just don’t know where to start.
You have a fear of unemployment or underemployment after graduation.
You’re very much still trying to figure out who you are.
You know your purpose is to help others but you’re not clear on what you want to do.
You’re ready to get your career off the ground, but there’s so much information out there that you get overwhelmed and end up doing nothing.
You’re smart and talented, but you have this nagging feeling that you’re not quite ready for the real world.
If you answered “yes" to any of these statements then the Black, Educated & Hustling college tour was created with you in mind! Please allow me to take you “behind the scenes” for a moment …
I’ve been where you are…
"Hi I’m Ebony, like most college students I thought I did everything right. I went to college, attained a Bachelors in Business Management, and moved forward to confer a Masters in Human Resources Management and a MBA. But once I graduated and started looking for employment the traditional way, I experienced a really harsh reality. After receiving auto-rejection notifications and being interviewed only to be told I was not hired because I had “little work experience,” my confidence was shattered. I fell into the myths, I should just take a lesser job to get my foot in the door and work my way up. Then I ended up stuck just trying to figure it out.
I started Soulstruck Republic because I know what it’s like to be a college graduate engulfed in career uncertainty; I’ve been there and I learned to ditch traditional methods for career progression and leverage modern day practices to create my own opportunities for advancement. The Black, Educated & Hustling tour is my way of investing in the next generation of professional black women. What I do as a career coach is very meaningful to me. I am on a mission to help as many women as I can land their dream job (or create it) and discover what they are passionate about. I’ m here to support you in landing a job you love. My life and non-traditional career journey are a testament to what’s possible with a little bit of courage and a whole lot of support and mentorship."
This is the event I wish I could have attended sometime BEFORE
I walked across that stage, diploma in hand.
BLACK, EDUCATED & HUSTLING
Black, Educated & Hustling is the first college tour of its kind dedicated to exploring and discussing the identities, roles, and experiences of black women in professional growth and development. This tour allows women to leverage their education and God-given talents to create career opportunities, even before graduation.
August through October, the Black, Educated & Hustling tour will be traveling to colleges and universities around the country. At each tour stop, I’ll host an unforgettable interactive lecture.
During this event, participants will:
Develop a personal mission statement for introducing themselves at networking events;
Discover ways to create opportunities to build your resume now;
Learn ways to leverage social media and the World Wide Web to become a thought leader in your industry;
Develop a “Boss” woman mindset;
Identify success avenues based on education and personal experiences;
Navigating your way beyond statistics and career myths for millennials;
Overcome fear and obstacles to success.
Black, Educated & Hustling
is so much more than just a series of college lectures.
It is a movement.
It is a community of black women around the country who want more out
of life, personally and professionally.
Our goal is to forever change statistics around educated black women in 2016.
No big deal or anything. Except that it kinda is.
So what do you say?
Are you ready to make history?
We live in a supposedly “post-racial,” “post-gender” society (insert eye roll here)
and yet black women black women are significantly undervalued and underpaid in the workforce.
Together we can start to reverse this trend.
One woman. One campus. One tour at a time.