In 1999, the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (TILE) was established as BWOPA’s 501c3 non-profit educational and civic engagement pillar to address the need to develop new African-American female leadership.

TILE believes that in order for urban communities, and Black women in particular, to thrive, potential leaders must be identified and provided with the skills and tools of sustainable leadership.

The primary premise is that Black women need to be included within the top ranks of corporate executive leadership, and at all levels of elected and appointed political leadership. Without their participation the much-touted “inclusive decision-making” model is a vision at best.

TILE empowerment and professional initiatives:

Special thanks to our partners:  Kaiser Permanente | The San Francisco Foundation | JP Morgan Chase | COMCAST | PG&E | CA Black Freedom Fund | CA Black Power Network

Young Adult State Leadership Council February 2024 Launch