The Black Female Professors Forum (BFPF) was created to work towards this improvement. The goal of the Black Female Professors Forum (BFPF) is to generate positive narratives to underpin successful pathways and trajectories for Black women in education. We hope to empower and engage Black women at every level in academia through collaboration, communication and consultation with like-minded partners and regulatory authorities. We will do this by tackling the virus of institutional racism in higher education. We seek to challenge and change any stigma surrounding Black academics and students.

Resources required:

  • Staff.
  • Space on institutional network to host content.
  • Engagement.

Available evidence of impact:

  • Attendance at events.
  • Page views.
  • Informing other university agendas.

Links to available resources:

Implementation and potential challenges:

  • Harness existing community.
  • Encourage peer support.
  • Establish relationships with other areas of institutions such as EDI, HR etc.
  • Create capacity.
  • Align with institutional agendas.

How to Use:

  • Promote with academics.
  • Coordinate a network for racialized staff within your own institution.
  • Seek start-up funding from your institution for events.
  • Consider inviting a guest speaker to attract members.
  • Gain support from Executive Group like a race champion.