• STRONg black tea

    In 2015 my daughter Taylor, a recent college graduate looking for mentors, challenged me as to why Black women don't provide a support network for each other as other professionals do. After much prayer, I decided to create a network of women who exemplify the character, drive and professionalism that I seek and embody. I now host a quarterly tea in honor of strong Black women of all ages who inspire me and whom I admire.


    Strong Black Tea is a get-together where we share successes, challenges, resources, opportunities, and hopes over tea—without the fear of judgement or professional repercussions. I’m honored to create a safe space where we can speak freely, encourage each other through challenges, and celebrate individual accomplishments as a group. It's important to have a community that encourages and holds each other accountable both professionally and personally.


    Join me in celebrating a great group of influential women who are making an impact and doing important work. Sign up to cohost a future Tea. Our next gathering will be in September 2017!

  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.


  • our values

    SBT encourages members to know and celebrate their gifts without misplaced modesty. When we are secure about who we are and the value we bring, we can to express it in a short “elevator pitch” without arrogance, qualifiers, or self-deprecation. If we need help in reaching our goals, we convey it clearly and concisely without insecurity—and accept it graciously.


    There is an art and a confidence that comes with both celebrating your accomplishments and asking for help. We begin each Tea by allowing each other a 90-second humble brag that includes any requests for assistance or encouragement. It is my hope that by doing so regularly, we will learn to command respect without demanding it.


    What are some skills, resources, or connections that you are able to share to benefit the group?


    What could SBT provide that would help you reach your personal or professional goals?


    Are you experiencing any life events or working on any initiatives that you feel proud of?

  • Previous teas

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    June 8, 2017

    Cohost: Shola Giwa

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    November 10, 2016

    Cohost: Lynnell Bryant

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    July 27, 2016

    Cohost: Denice Wint

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    February 24, 2016

    Cohost: Tunua Thrash-Ntuk

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    October 15, 2015

    Host: Rochelle Mills

    Thank you for making our first gathering such a meaningful afternoon. It was an honor to learn about each of you, your journeys and experiences. We have more in common than we realize!

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