Black Women Bosses

Black Women Bosses is a cohort-based, multi-week entrepreneurship and leadership program for Black female (current KSU) students to help successfully launch businesses, apply entrepreneurial thinking to career goals, and build a leadership mentality. 

The curriculum is based on a workshop-style, antiracist, whole-person approach and will engage successful business and community mentors to share insights and support students in developing a launch plan for their business as well as resources for success. Participants are expected to engage with materials (readings, videos, etc), one another, with mentor(s), and attend a minimum number of classes and workshops to receive full benefits.

Participants who complete the full program will be prepared for launching their business and eligible for a launch grant, mentor-matching, as well as other support.  

Goals of the Program 

  • Provide Black female-identified student entrepreneurs a trusted and fruitful environment to network with each other and improve their economic, social, and/or emotional standing so they feel confident to lead with a prosperity mindset

  • Equip participants with tools and practices needed to evaluate root limitations to their success and methods to overcome them

  • Help students prepare for and successfully engage in mentoring relationships


Black Women Bosses 2.0 (academic year 21-22) now accepting applications! 


Cohort 2 will meet from December 2021 - April 2022:

  • Introduction meet-up: Dec. 10 (4-6pm), in person
  • Virtual classes:
  • January 10
  • January 31
  • Feb 7
  • Feb 21
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • March 28
  • April 11
  • Graduation: wk of April 18 (Day & time TBD, in person)

Questions? Contact Tabitha Messmore, LaunchNET Asst Director