Can you tell our readers who is Dr. Jacqueline King?
Dr. King is a woman with a vision to empower women through the Ministry of Jesus Christ by utilizing social media and other platforms. I am committed to allowing a space where women, specifically can be empowered spiritually, professionally, and personally. My Ministry is life-changing for millions of people on almost every social media platform including but not limited to Facebook.
For those that are not aware, what is Black Women Empowered Inc?
Black Women Empowered is a Social Media Ministry/Network that provides a safe place for black and brown people to get daily encouragement, empowerment, and network with one another. We have live broadcasts, interviews, online training, and more. Our new Business Network will allow members to have interactions with Social Media Influencers, sell products and services, and a whole lot more. (bwebusinessnetwork.com)
What made you want to start a networking group for black women over 10 years ago?
Ironically, I was watching the first episode of Black Girls Rock while on Facebook and saw all of the excitement. I believe God spoke to me and said what happens after the show ends, do black girls still rock? Black Women Empowered was born in a group on Facebook with just over 200 women. That group still exists with over 220,000 women along with all our other groups, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, St Thomas, Latina Women Empowered, and several large pages including but not limited to BWE Obama Fan Page. I wanted black and brown women to have a safe place where they could be inspired on a daily basis 24/7 and network with other amazing Queens.
Why is it important for women to come together and network?
I always say, no man/woman is an island. One of my favorite quotes is “If you are not networking, you are not working” Networking is essential for just about everything we do in life. It is no longer an option; it is a necessity. It is evident in the growth that BWE has experienced on social media. As black women, we typically have a reputation of not being able to work together, I want to change this impression of us.
How do you balance running your platforms with over 2 million combined followers and still maintain personal and self-care time?
Time Management is the key to everything. I have a daily routine/schedule and I try to stick to it. Consistency is the key. I commit time to family, friends, and myself without exception. When you have a schedule and routine that you follow faithfully, it’s pretty easy to balance. Of course, there are things that come up, but you must get back on track immediately.
What would you like our viewers to gain from this interview?
I want people to know that all things are possible when you put God first. I also want people to know that we need each other and together we can make a big difference in the world. United we succeed, divided, we fail.
How can people connect with you?
They can follow all our Social Media platforms at www.blackwomenempowered.org the links are at the bottom of the page.
Photo Credits: Dr. Jacqueline King