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's (WOCPSCN) core values, gender equality, and equity are conducted within our replicable membership. Based on our Four Pillars (Principles of Practice), we address women's health, education, community development, and global sustainability.
Our Four Pillar History
Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking was organized on LinkedIn in December 2009. One year later, we established our monthly signature event, the AM Power Networking with local cafes. Our first AMPN took place at Caffe 817, Oakland, CA, and then at Nuce Nuce Cafe', Antioch, CA. Wanting to have a greater impact on the community, we created our first project, the Antioch (CA) Film, and Music Festival for Labor Day Weekend, 2011. Although the event was canceled, our mission to maintain community socioeconomic sustainability motivated us forward.
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.
JazzyJZ Leadership-Building and Mentoring help 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.
Several members revealed their relationship to domestic violence, including Green-Williams. Her youngest daughter, DaNeen Sarah-Latish Green was shot through the heart by her intimate partner and died 25 minutes later. In 2013, our first global Walk took place on the campus of UCLA, throughout the USA, countries in Africa, the UK, and Australia. Community Walks are encouraged to address local concerns around domestic violence. This annual event takes place on the first Saturday in November as 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 thumb purple. We adopted their support through the "WE SUPPORT THE WALK" campaign. Salons are asked to polish guests' and clients' thumbs purple on the weekend of the Walk for solidarity.
Realizing more discussions were needed around the intersectionality of DV and women's health, the first Lena Baker DV & Women's Health Summit took place in 2021. The discussion was "Killing Me Softly With His Words: A Child of God's Response to Domestic Violence" with multiple faith communities represented. The following year, our virtual Summit garnered 674 virtual registered guests as we focused on the mental health effects of continuous physical and psychological traumas that plague Americans of the slavocracy system (ADOSS) through the music of Curtis Mayfield.
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.
Women of African Diaspora Griots (WOADG) provide our local chapter to establish their perspective to bring awareness of gender literacy inequity. This initiative's goal is to raise funds for local book distribution, through the embodiment of the ancient tradition of storytelling.
We believe that gender equity must be conducted in all aspects of development. The Urban Gurl/Suburban Swurl initiative is a community sports program whose goals are to increase leadership skills, and self-esteem, in girls ages 5-17.
"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.
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 conscious businesses to exchange ideas through Convene connections. During the 2022 annual Legacy Summit, over 6,000 registrants from 150 countries enhanced GSP's desire to continue to create collaborative security through solidarity within the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.