Our mission is to build a network of professional black women to foster a sense of empowerment amongst ourselves and to strengthen and aid in our success, as well as educate, support and prepare our youth to become successful black professionals. As professionals, we have a responsibility to lead by example, mentor and educate our youth about the skills required to become successful members of society. Our purpose is to support our youth by providing them with the resources necessary for college, so that they will graduate and also become professional black females. The Washington Metropolitan area is home to a plethora of successful, professional black women. The purpose of The BPBF is to build a supportive foundation for black women. Through BPBF, women in the Washington Metropolitan area will have the opportunity to develop friendships with other positive black women, network with one another and grow as professionals.