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career women

Career Strategy Session with Sherry Sims

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Are you trying to figure out how to be committed to work and still enjoy your life outside of work? Join us as we talk about Ways to improve the quality of your work life.  Sherry is a such an inspiration to me and I'm honored that she's agreed to join us for this career strategy session.  Founder of Black Career Women's Network, Career Coach, and Speaker, Sherry Sims has a passion for helping professionals discover, focus and utilize their strengths to develop and  manage their careers.  After working 12 years in the Human  Resources industry as a Corporate Recruiter and HR  Generalist for corporations such as CVS Pharmacy, AT&T, and  AOL/Time Warner, she had a strong desire to make a career  change. "I wanted do something different, where I could take  all of my experience in HR and Recruiting and utilize it in a  different way." says Sherry. When she made the transition in  2012 from Corporate Recruiter to Career Coach, she discovered a new passion for helping people strive for career  success, specifically black women.    Inspired to create a network due to a lack of access to other  professional black women for peer support and mentoring in her own career; Sherry founded Black Career Women’s Network. The platform was originally established in 2008 through social media as a sounding board and forum to provide support, share experiences and career advice. " In the beginning I did not work on building the network and it laid dormant for a long time. However, once I became a Career Coach, it took off and has been rapidly growing ever since." says Sherry.     She has expanded Black Career Women's Network into a national organization with 35 online communities, exclusive list of Mentors, Coaches and Experts to further develop our members in addition to providing local support.  BCWN has been featured in online publications such as Black Enterprise.com, cosmo.com, madamenoire.com and forharriett.com.   Sherry also appears on Cincinnati FOX19 affiliate as a Careers Expert,  featured in Who's Who in Black Cincinnati January 2015 publication and received the Honor of Woman of the Year by Zeta Phi Beta - Cincinnati Grad Chapter in March of 2015. Her Vision - Career Empowerment "My vision for BCWN is to be an inspiring premier network that every African-  American woman can utilize to find  the level of support she needs to achieve her  definition of success within her career.  As professional black women, we can learn from  each other and we need this. I did not take a traditional  path to establish my  career.  I've experienced career setbacks during my journey, worked for bad  bosses,  back stabbing coworkers you name it! Then found career fulfillment later in life and that  is ok.  This too is part of my purpose for this network.  I want women to know there is  not a magic  formula for achieving success in your career.  However, armed with the  right strategies it's never too late achieve your professional  goals." Finding Purpose I want every black woman to find purpose however they envision it.  My favorite quote from a well known pastor, She says, "The life God gave you is larger than the life you've been living." For me this quote is confirmation that I'm working in my true purpose and I hope this quote can motivate someone else to envision more for themselves as well.