About BWIC

About BWIC

BWIC is here to care for you as you care for others; we give you more than a platform, we support you in every aspect of your career & business so you can be the best version of YOU.
BWIC 3 P’s
According to the NHS Workforce and Race Equality Standard, 41% of Black colleagues said that they were being bullied, harassed, or abused compared to 18% of non-black staff in similar roles.
The underrepresentation of Black Women is continuing … The Snowy White Peaks report highlighted that in London, a city where 42% of the workforce and patients are either BLACK or other ethnic group, 17 out of 40 trusts had all non-black boards. (How is this even possible. Hence, BWIC was founded to provide the necessary support for every black woman working within health and social care whether as a Care Assistant, GP, social worker, HR, public health consultants, executives & non-executives, and specialists; it does not matter we will help you fight against workplace discrimination, ensure you have access to equal opportunities and champion your growth.

Olayinka Thomas

(Chairman and founder)
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BWIC 3 P’s include

We bring more than 10 years’ senior experience forging collaborations across government, private sector and international forums.
Purpose: Our purpose is for every Black Women in Care to be well equipped with the tools and resources needed to be the best version of themselves personally and professionally and we are dedicated in achieving that.
Passion: We are passionate about our members growth; this is glaring in what we value. Our values are the core of what we do:
  • Stewardships
  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Excellent
  • To be a catalyst for change: by offering a new perspective and creating a legacy we can all be proud of.
  • To champion you every part of the way for positive and beneficial outcomes: by offering a guiding example within the sector; highlighting the issues of personal challenges, business development/growth challenges, career development challenges, & inequality. To encourage your success in helping to challenge stereotypes and barriers.
  • To support your personal/organization progression.
  • Black Women in Care is a platform enables her members to

    Black Women in Care is a platform enables her members to: Build a community with like-minded women in care. The greater the community, the stronger the collective support of your career/business goals. Black women in Care is a profit with purpose platform. Below are our journey thus far:

    Year 2016 to March 2019

    researching and gathering information

    22 March till 2nd November, 2020

    Registered with company as a limited by shares organization

    12th March, 2021

    BWIC - International Women’s day discussion

    1st December 2016

    Ideas Incubating

    22 March, 2019

    Speaking to colleagues about self awareness

    2th January, 2021

    Held first BWIC networking meeting

    6th April, 2021

    BWIC Mission, Vision

    Our Vision, Mission and Values