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Breaking Bread Dinners: an engaging conversation
The Melanin Collective + High Caliber Events

Breaking Bread Dinners: an engaging conversation was inspired by the idea that community is a prerequisite for healing and innovation. We wanted to build intimate spaces where women of color could gather, collaborate, and learn to dismantle the daily oppressions that impact their professional lives, understanding that we are stronger together.

In our monthly dinners, we build out meaningful programs and invite thought leaders to have conversations with women of color on issues such as entrepreneurship, leveraging self-worth, navigating toxic spaces, and dealing with imposter syndrome in homogenous workplaces.

 

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Reserve Your Seat at the Table

November 15, 2018 (ended)

 

January 24, 2019
6:30pm to 9pm

 

February 21, 2019
6:30pm to 9pm

 

March 21, 2019
6:30pm to 9pm

 

May 23, 2019
6:30pm to 9pm

 

Breaking Bread Dinners: an engaging solution-based conversation on navigating toxic workplaces

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Breaking Bread Dinners: our relationship with money and building generational wealth

Details coming soon.

 

Breaking Bread Dinners: decolonizing our melanated bodies via sex and sexuality

Details coming soon.

 

Breaking Bread Dinners: healing inter-generational trauma and mental health

Details coming soon.

 

Breaking Bread Dinners: the meaning of abundance and sisterhod

Details coming soon.

More details for the upcoming dinners will be released as planning continues.


Who’s Joining Us for Dinner

 Kimberly Bozeman was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she gained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences. She has over 7 years of Human Resource experience. Her expertise includes: Organizational Development, Employee Relations, and Coaching in Leadership/Management. Her HR career began in St. Louis, Missouri where she served as a Benefits Analyst in the Manufacturing Industry. In 2012, Kimberly embarked on an opportunity to move to the DC metro area to continue her career in Human Resources. Her experience includes serving as the HR Wellness Coordinator for a national Credit Union where she managed all things wellness for over 17,000 employees. She’s also served as a Human Resource Generalist for a Public Health non-profit organization where she supported all employees with their Employee Benefits, Employee Relations, Diversity Training, and Organizational Development. A new opportunity granted Kimberly her current role as the Senior HR Generalist for a woman-owned small business government contracting organization in Alexandria, VA.  Kimberly would best be described as a “Career Champion”! She thoroughly enjoys collaborating and consulting with others outside of work as it relates to career progression and performance. Kimberly believes that “No one can champion for you in the workplace better than you. Create your own destiny and you shall obtain the fate of your future.” - Kimberly Bozeman  Kimberly is a proud member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) since 2012 and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Kimberly Bozeman was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she gained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences. She has over 7 years of Human Resource experience. Her expertise includes: Organizational Development, Employee Relations, and Coaching in Leadership/Management. Her HR career began in St. Louis, Missouri where she served as a Benefits Analyst in the Manufacturing Industry. In 2012, Kimberly embarked on an opportunity to move to the DC metro area to continue her career in Human Resources. Her experience includes serving as the HR Wellness Coordinator for a national Credit Union where she managed all things wellness for over 17,000 employees. She’s also served as a Human Resource Generalist for a Public Health non-profit organization where she supported all employees with their Employee Benefits, Employee Relations, Diversity Training, and Organizational Development. A new opportunity granted Kimberly her current role as the Senior HR Generalist for a woman-owned small business government contracting organization in Alexandria, VA.

Kimberly would best be described as a “Career Champion”! She thoroughly enjoys collaborating and consulting with others outside of work as it relates to career progression and performance. Kimberly believes that “No one can champion for you in the workplace better than you. Create your own destiny and you shall obtain the fate of your future.” - Kimberly Bozeman

Kimberly is a proud member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) since 2012 and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Kimberly Bozeman
Meet Kimberly on November 15, 2018

 Georica Gholson is a licensed clinical psychologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she provides individual and group therapy for active military service members. Dr. Gholson also provides psychological evaluations for adolescents and children at Kimberly Brooks and Associates. She obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Memphis and doctorate in Psychology from Howard University. Dr. Gholson completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Nursing, where she explored gender and racial/ethnic health disparities among youth and adults with type 1 diabetes. Prior to her postdoctoral fellowship, she completed an APA-accredited internship at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Georica Gholson is a licensed clinical psychologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she provides individual and group therapy for active military service members. Dr. Gholson also provides psychological evaluations for adolescents and children at Kimberly Brooks and Associates. She obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Memphis and doctorate in Psychology from Howard University. Dr. Gholson completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Nursing, where she explored gender and racial/ethnic health disparities among youth and adults with type 1 diabetes. Prior to her postdoctoral fellowship, she completed an APA-accredited internship at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Georica Gholson
Meet Georica on November 15, 2018


Sponsors


About Us

 Kaitlyn Borysiewicz, Co-founder and Communications Director The Melanin Collective

Kaitlyn Borysiewicz, Co-founder and Communications Director
The Melanin Collective

 Mollie Q. Coleman, Co-Founder & Creative Director High Caliber Events

Mollie Q. Coleman, Co-Founder & Creative Director
High Caliber Events

 Moe Humphreys, Project Manager High Caliber Events

Moe Humphreys, Project Manager
High Caliber Events

 Doris Quintanilla, Co-founder and Executive Director The Melanin Collective

Doris Quintanilla, Co-founder and Executive Director
The Melanin Collective

 

The Melanin Collective creates transformational spaces for all women of color (WoC) to see their true self and value, to work as a collective for the common good, and to develop supportive, professional, and lasting relationships.

High Caliber Events was founded by two empowered women based out of Washington, D.C. with the goal to bring the the community together in a creative way.