Join Òman Baako for a life-changing 10-day retreat in Ghana! This unique opportunity has been carefully designed to provide a professional development experience for Pan-African business women (side hustlers, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, corporate bosses, you name it!) who are looking to launch, expand, or scale their business endeavors and further develop themselves as business leaders.
Happening December 28, 2020 - January 7, 2021
Increase Your Network.
Increase Your Net Worth.
Join a global network of black women business leaders in communications, hospitality, fashion, retail, education, distribution, and agribusiness.
Womanist Historical Excursions
Visit historical landmarks across the country and learn the critical ways in which African women survived tragedies, led movements, and found innovative ways to elevate their communities. Visits will include:
Take Time for Wellness
The demands of professional black women can be stressful. The Retreat has dedicated time for rest and reflection on the unique challenges black women experience. Participants will also be guided through exercises to better incorporate wellness techniques into their daily professional lives.
What to Know Before Applying
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The Black Women’s Business Retreat has been designed for experienced business professionals who have a clear vision of how they would like to launch, expand, or scale their business or who wish to grow as industry leaders. Participants will be joining a network of highly capable and established influencers and should, therefore, be able to articulate how they will contribute to the group’s body of expertise.
In preparation for this experience, participants will engage in six once-monthly webinars to begin working through some of the key areas in which black women tend to struggle when considering the next step in their business goals. Topics will include developing a business plan, intercultural communication, sourcing raw materials, emerging markets, ethical business practices, social media for business, and wellness practices. Participants are expected to attend and fully participate in the webinars leading up to the travel date in order to adequately prepare for the experience.
Have you given yourself the space and time you need to reflect on where you are in your professional life? Are you feeling trapped in the corporate rat race? Have you given up on your entrepreneurial dreams? This session is designed to help you clear the mental fog and gain focus on how to live into professional goals. Moderated by Òman Baako's Executive Director, Danielle Taylor.
Black Women's Wellness
Black women carry the long-term stress and fatigue of sexualized and racialized trauma. When compounded with the everyday challenges and expectations of life, its easy to understand why so many of us forget to care for ourselves. In this session, we discuss the importance of being kind and gentle with our minds and bodies and practice some techniques!
Global Communications and the Ethics of International Business
We may share a historical narrative, but the culture and day-to-day lived experiences of black women from Africa and the African diaspora vary significantly. Being suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar way of life or set of attitudes can be jarring. In this session, participants will be introduced to some of these differences and will be coached on how to navigate them successfully during the retreat.
Business Startup Basics
Have questions about business formation, business partnerships, contracts, consulting, trademarks, or copyrights? Here's your chance to learn from an expert. Featuring guest speaker, attorney Meron Tadesse.
Marketing and Communications
This is it! As we prepare to take off, this is your opportunity to discuss any last-minute anxieties, ask questions, double-check your packing list, and review our full travel plans. You will also be challenged to mentally prepare for the experience and coached on how to document your encounters.
The total cost of the Retreat is $3,500 USD. The fee includes the following:
In-country ground transportation
Payment can be made in one lump sum or broken down into installments. The balance must be paid in full by November 15, 2020. Payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another party. The cost of the Black Women's Business Retreat does not include passports or vaccinations.
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Applications will be accepted through October 2020. The non-refundable application fee is $100 and will be applied towards the total cost of the trip.
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt, you will receive a secure link to pay the application fee. Applications will only be considered after the application fee is paid.