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  • Writer's pictureSarita Ford

Word with Ty Brownlow

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

According to Zippia, White women make up 83.9% of licensed social workers. Black women roughly make up 15% of licensed social workers. This disparity is disheartening. As a woman of color in the workplace, you often feel like the odds are stacked against you. This may even cause some to feel singled out in the profession.

Seven successful Black women in social work teamed up to present the "It Takes A Village" book anthology as a means to inspire professionals of color along their journey. As a collective we are sharing our intimate stories of why we chose the profession, how to practice self-care, how to earn multiple streams of income, going beyond the norm, advocating for yourself, how to utilize resources, healing while helping, professional development, and much more.

Watch the authors discuss social work barriers and more here:

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