The Black Women’s Project at Warwick began in 2015 and was founded by our Director, Visionary and KINSIS founder – Jessica Agboola. What started as 30 Black women looking for kinship has grown to become a community with a network of almost 1000 people.
Thanks to the work of dozens of executive members over the years, BWP Warwick has been an integral part of the Black female student experience in Warwick, helping young women develop their careers and find their kin.
I didn’t attend Warwick University; however, I was always so glad that a good friend of mine did. I loved hearing my friend’s stories of the community she found at Warwick. She experienced solidarity in the form of friendship and the best social events! It was a big yes when I was later asked to come and lead this community
I found my first job through KINSIS-BWP and it couldn’t have been a better way to enter the working world
I feel like I can do anything when I’m with this community. The support, the understanding, the love – it’s like being held
I didn’t know how much I needed the KINSIS-BWP community until I had it. You rarely get a moment to reflect and unpack where you’ve been and where you’re going, but here I always do
Before I went on the [leadership] programme, I couldn’t say I saw myself as a leader but ever since the summer I’ve seen myself and the work I do in a new light. I’m doing great!
The alumni network is everything! I’m friends with filmmakers, senior civil servants, PR professionals and practically anyone else you can imagine!
Every year I learn about a job or field I never knew existed. The exposure with KINSIS is incredible
Putting myself forward to lead this community at university was the best decision I ever made. I have found my life-long friends and understand more of what me and my community are capable of
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