Our Current Offerings

Scope of operations:

The Black Women Professional Coop (BWP Coop) offers tailored services to empower its members and foster their professional growth and success.

Capacity Building: Through workshops and programs, the BWP Coop supports business owners and professionals on their entrepreneurial journey, providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to scale their enterprises effectively.

Financial Literacy Education: Members receive comprehensive financial literacy education covering creditworthiness, capital access, and managing finances. This education equips them with the tools to make informed financial decisions and confidently navigate the financial landscape.

ESG Training and Program Development: The BWP Coop assists members in sustainability and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) training, program, and project development. This enables them to integrate sustainable practices into their businesses and operations, contributing to a more environmentally and socially responsible business landscape.

Cooperative-Based Investment Clubs: Members can participate in cooperative-based investment clubs and peer-to-peer lending circles. These clubs foster collaborative investment opportunities and financial support within the cooperative community, empowering members to achieve their financial goals.

Rotating Credit and Savings Association (ROSCA+): The BWP Coop facilitates a Rotating Credit and Savings Association (ROSCA+), which provides members with access to rotating credit and savings opportunities. This supports financial stability and entrepreneurship within the cooperative community.

Value-Based Community and Marketplace: The BWP Coop cultivates a value-based community and marketplace grounded in principles of trust, social justice, equity, inclusion, and solidarity. This creates a supportive environment where members can thrive and support each other's success.

Resources for Agro-chain & Food Sector: Specifically tailored resources and tools are provided for women in the Agro-chain and food sector. This includes guidance on business development, sustainability practices, and market access, empowering members to succeed in this sector.

Access to Resources

Members gain access to diverse resources, including networking opportunities, mentorship programs, educational workshops, and business development resources, to support their professional growth and success

Business and Investment Opportunities

Members can explore collaborative business opportunities, partnerships, and joint ventures within the cooperative, leveraging collective expertise and resources to pursue new ventures and expand their businesses

Professional Development

Members benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities, including skill-building workshops, training programs, and leadership development initiatives, to enhance their capabilities and advance their careers

Financial Benefits

Members enjoy financial benefits, such as discounted rates on cooperative services, access to funding opportunities, and revenue-sharing arrangements from cooperative ventures and projects.

Shared Governance

As a multistakeholder cooperative, members can participate in the governance and decision-making processes, ensuring their voices are heard and their interests are represented

Collaborative Community

Membership in the cooperative provides access to a supportive and collaborative community of black women professionals and entrepreneurs who share knowledge, expertise, and experiences, fostering mutual support and empowerment

Advocacy and Representation

The cooperative advocates for the interests and concerns of black women professionals and entrepreneurs, representing their voices and perspectives in relevant forums, policy discussions, and industry initiatives

Access to Markets

The cooperative facilitates access to markets and distribution channels, helping members showcase their products and services to mainstream local and international markets and expanding their reach and customer base

Community Engagement

Membership in the cooperative provides opportunities for community engagement and social impact initiatives, enabling members to contribute to the transformation and upliftment of their communities through cooperative economics and collective action

Sense of Belonging

Being part of the cooperative offers a sense of belonging and identity within a community of like-minded individuals who share common goals, values, and experiences. It creates a supportive and empowering environment for personal and professional growth