The Black Graduate Women’s Association

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About BGWA

“Education. Possibility. Life. Health & Wellness. Community”

We exist to promote the visibility of black graduate women on campus and to strengthen the relationships between black women graduate students from all disciplines. We are devoted to providing a space that fosters well being, dialogue, scholarship, community and leadership development in the lives of graduate women of the African Diaspora at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond. We are committed to celebrating the successes and addressing the needs, unique challenges, and lived experiences of Black women, as well as those salient to black experiences.

Monthly Affirmation

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald

Upcoming Events

Happy New Year! Check back soon for updates and a list of our planned events for Spring 2019. We look forward to meeting you!

BGWA Board 2018-2019

Resources for Women

Services, events, resources, and opportunities to connect to the Philadelphia community.

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The Black Graduate Women’s Association