BDN is committed to working for and with its members and the communities they serve in order to foster and promote engaged scholarship. It is because of this commitment; BDN deems it essential to provide the available space for women and led by women within the network. Women of BDN is a cross-disciplinary division designed to address the particular needs of Black women and Latinas in the academy. This division provides a forum for women to reflect, discuss, and actively work towards tackling the specific challenges regarding issues of inequality, race, ethnicity, and gender. It is the goal of Women of BDN to enhance the lives of women and to empower them in their academic, personal, professional development, and community efforts.
BDN believes that a coalition of Blacks and Latinos is essential to advance racial and social justice in America. Latinos de BDN is a division within the organization examining the issues Latinos face in the academy, and in the workforce. This division is conceived as a space for organizing, educating, raising consciousness, and mapping ideas and practices to better the standing of Latinos in the academy.
Now more than ever, nonprofits have the opportunity to develop a diverse talent pool at the governance level by uniting with the Black Doctoral Network’s Board Build, a fast growing nexus for connecting organizations to talented men and women of color. Board Build was created to support a targeted search for potential board members who possess the necessary skills to meet the goals of various organizations.
""BDN functions as a resource, a support system, a space of intellectual exchange, and a place to create connections and develop collaborations. The BDN Job Bank operates as a resource for employer and job seeker alike. Employment opportunities are submitted by our member institutions and individuals. The job posts are for qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and administrators.""
Under-represented minorities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields often face particular hardships, including feelings of isolation. The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is committed to working for and with its members to engage in relevant discussion that spans across all STEM fields and exposes under-represented minorities throughout the STEM pipeline to opportunities for advancement, as well as a safe haven to discuss these perceptions with their peers.
The "BDN STEM’mers" is a division devoted to addressing the particular needs of Black scholars in the STEM fields, both academically and personally.
The Black Doctoral Network is honored to work in collaboration with our Advisory Board in announcing our Distinguished Speaker's Bureau. Speaking on a wide range of topics, the Black Doctoral Network Distinguished Speakers Bureau will bring the world’s leading scholars to your company, organization or institution.
BDN scholars have the unique characteristics of being both be top-caliber scholars and socially and civically engaged. BDN constantly looks for ways to leverage our network to highlight organizations that are actively engaged in making a difference in people’s lives.