12Feb/20

Our Founder, Surranna Sandy to Receive 100 Accomplished Black Women Award in 2020

The 100 Accomplished Black Women mission is ” Mission/Vision of this informative and educational publication is to highlight, document and make visible the accomplishments of Black Canadian women in terms of government,Read More…

10Feb/20

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Black Women in Leadership: Banking on Equity

Black Women in Leadership is a series of networking, speaker and learning events designed to encourage, support and inspire Black Women.

04Feb/20

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Review of Black Women Connect February 2020 Book Club Selection – Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Black Women Connect Book Club of Toronto Selected the delicious debut novel by Candice Carty-Williams as our 2020 February Book of the Month. According to the Guardian: It would make sense toRead More…

27Jan/20

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January Book Club Meeting – Frying Plantain

On January 25th, 22 amazing women attended our first Black Women Connect Book Club meeting of the year. And what a meeting! Fabulous food, company and wine! We read Zalika Reid-Benta’s debut novel Frying Plantain. Overall the book was well received, over an almost 3 hour discussions, we discussed many themes from black mental health issues, the concept of family and black mothers including our love languages, mother daugther dynamics etc.

09Jan/20

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Black Women Connect! Book Club January 2020 Book Selection: Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Are you a Black Woman in Toronto wanting to meet new people and create new networks? Black Women Connect! Book Club is a Toronto-based book and social club that focuses on celebratingRead More…

15Aug/19

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Books & Bruch, October 10 2019

Join us for our  2019 Books & Brunch event!  Cocktails, music, fantastic food, curated gifts,  and the opportunity to meet acclaimed Toronto Black Writers. Created by Black Women For Black Women soRead More…

01Aug/19

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Black Women Connect Brunch

Our Brunch is designed specifically to celebrate and connect beautiful black women and ensure they have a wonderful time including gourmet food, carefully crafted coctails, fabulous music, engaging authors and speakers. We are bringing together a community of Black Women with a love of living their best life, fashion, booze, beauty, coctails and of course books in a supportive, fun and elegant setting. Allowing them to network in a safe haven where they can chill, chat and connect meaningfully with each other.

23Jul/19

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17 Career Management Books for Black Women by Black Women

It is July and we are over halfway through 2019, time to think about your career!  I hope these books help you as you think of growing both professionally and financially, theseRead More…

16Jul/19

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Black Women Connect Book Club Meeting My Sister The serial Killer

July Book Club Meeting

Are you a Black Woman in Toronto wanting to meet new people and create new networks? Black Women Connect! Book Club is a Toronto-based book and social club that focuses on celebratingRead More…

18Jan/19

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Goodreads Challenge: Things Are Good Now by Djamila Ibrahim

My goal is to read 250 books as part of the Goodreads challenge for 2019. I recently completed Book #3 of 250 books in 2019! I found this little book called ThingsRead More…

15Jan/19

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Black Women Connect! Book Club 2019 Reading List

We have an exciting reading list for 2019! From black science fiction, to historical dramas to biographies, we have books of all genres and styles to interest various readers. We look forwardRead More…

24Dec/18

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January Book Club Meeting

Black Women Connect! Book Club January 2019 Meeting will be held on January 25th at 7:00 PM. 791 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario. January book: Washington Black by Esi Eduygyan   Read More…

24Dec/18

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Seasons Greetings

Happy Holidays to a group of amazing women! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!. I look forward to reading, connecting and learning from each and everyone one of you. Check our websiteRead More…

21Nov/18

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November book selection – Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of OrïshaRead More…

01Oct/18

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October Book Club Meeting - Brother by David Chariandy

October Book Club Meeting – Brother by David Chariandy

The Black Women Connect Book Club October Book Selection is:  Brother by David Chariandy An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity asRead More…

01Sep/18

September Book Club Meeting: Small Island by Andrea Levy

Black Women Book Club pick for September is Small Island. Small Island is an international bestseller. It won the Orange Prize for Fiction, The Orange Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best,Read More…

29Aug/18

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Tayari Jones: An American Marriage by Toronto Public Library

Good evening! I created an event in our group to attend the talk by Tayari Jones on An American Marriage at the Toronto Reference Library. I will update closer to date whenRead More…

02Aug/18

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August Book Club Meeting: An American Marriage: A Novel

August 2018 Book Club Selection: An American Marriage

Black Women Connect Book Club meetings take place the last Friday of each month. At our August 30th, 2018 Book club meeting we will discuss: An American Marriage – Tayari Jones “HauntingRead More…

01Aug/18

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Happy Emancipation Day - The Black Women Network

Happy Emancipation Day

Happy Emancipation Day!   “The Black community has been present in Ontario for more than 300 years. The year 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Ontario Black HistoryRead More…

21Mar/18

March Newsletter

Welcome to Spring and to our March Newsletter! During Women’s History Month, it is great to read our March book Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, the first woman to win the National Book Award twice forRead More…

08Mar/18

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

This year the theme is #pressforprogress. “Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues andRead More…

24Feb/18

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February Book Club Meeting

  Thank you to all the Queens who came out last night, the discussion of The Hate U Give was powerful and somewhat heartbreaking to me. Specifically, as I listen to usRead More…

05Feb/18

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Quick Thoughts On “The Hate U Give”

I will be finishing The Hate U Give in a day…all through reading it I kept seeing images of Dudley George, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Andrew Loku and so many others… ThisRead More…

27Jan/18

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January Book Club Meeting

  Oh what a night! Thank you everyone who came out last night, it was so beautiful. I loved the energy in the room, the thoughtful discussion of the book including yourRead More…

09Jan/18

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January 2018 – Book Club Selection

Black Women Connect Book Club Selection for January is Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin. Go Tell It on the Mountain is James Baldwin’s first and to some critics his greatestRead More…