Nebraska Black Women’s Networking Organization Plans Second Omaha Event


OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A local organization supporting black women in Nebraska is growing.

Nebraska Black Women United hosted their inaugural event this summer, and another meeting is scheduled for next week. This event will present information on funding for the future.

Carmen Tapio is the President and CEO of North End Teleservices and the driving force behind the organization she sees as a transformative networking mechanism.

“It allows us to have educational opportunities, inspiration opportunities and access opportunities; as well as our careers, our lives, our travels – and we can’t do it on our own, ”she told 6 News.

Dozens of black women agreed that this summer’s first NBW meeting was a success, and the organizers hope to continue to help with the personal and professional growth of black women in our communities.

“It was so powerful to be in a room with so many black women connecting, reconnecting. You know, we’ve been separated from each other through COVID, ”Tapio said. “We started with 200 women who attended the first event. We now have in our database nearly 500 women who have become members of Nebraska Black Women United. And our goal was to connect 1,000 women across our state, so we’re almost there. “

Tapio said it was important for black women to have the opportunity to be together, to network, to have conversations and to share stories.

“I think we are so much better when we are united,” she said. “We don’t always have to agree on everything, but I think when we are united with each other we can do a lot better and go a lot faster.”

IF YOU WANT TO GO: The next Nebraska Black Women United conference will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 at the CHI Health Center.

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