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Black Women in Blockchain Inc

Enhancing Inclusion and Representation in Tech

Rockville, MD   |  https://www.bwinb.org/

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Mission

Black Women in Blockchain is a non-profit organization that bridges the gap for Black women seeking to make their mark in the ever-evolving blockchain industry. Through a combination of comprehensive training, mentorship, networking events, and visibility initiatives, Black Women in Blockchain empowers aspiring Black girls and women entrepreneurs and professionals to thrive in this dynamic field. Our mission is to cultivate a more inclusive and equitable blockchain ecosystem, fostering opportunities for all.

Ruling year info

2022

Executive Director

Olayinka Odeniran

Main address

9710 Traville Gateway Dr # 163

Rockville, MD 20850 USA

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EIN

87-1055621

NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to counter the under-representation of Black women in the expanding blockchain and emerging tech sector.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

BlockX2

BlockX 2 is designed to bridge the gap in the blockchain industry by empowering young Black women to become future leaders and innovators. Through a rigorous 18- week program, we aim to provide these bright minds with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship needed to excel in various roles within blockchain.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Young adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to nurture a generation of tech-savvy Black women and girls with the necessary tools to learn, connect, and ascend in blockchain and other emerging tech.

We have designed a multi-faceted six-year strategy that focuses on several core areas, including Education and Training, Mentorship, Networking, Visibility Programs, Scholarships, and Access to Capital. Each of these areas has clearly defined objectives and strategies, underpinned by a commitment to gender equality, education,
entrepreneurship, innovation, and social inclusion

We have extensive experience in executing high-impact initiatives designed to foster diversity and inclusion within the blockchain industry. Since our inception, we've hosted over 100 educational events focused on raising blockchain awareness and providing the necessary skills for the community to engage and innovate with this technology. Our successful initiatives include a range of workshops, seminars, and courses targeting all age groups from middle school students to adults. In addition, we've provided scholarships to 15 Black women to further their education in blockchain and fintech. This demonstrates our ability to secure funding, manage finances, and ensure resources are effectively utilized to benefit the community.

Our dedicated team, consisting of blockchain enthusiasts, educators, and seasoned professionals, is adept at translating complex technical concepts into digestible content for our audience. This team is supported by a proactive Board of Directors, which meets every two months and actively supports our organization by connecting us with resources and potential donors.


How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Black Women in Blockchain Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Olayinka Odeniran

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/04/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.