Welcome to Cohort Sistas

Advancing Equity in Doctoral Education by Centering the Needs of Black Women and Nonbinary People.

Why Cohort Sistas?

We bring together black women and non-binary doctoral scholars to engage in mentorship, professional development, and networking so that we can build a powerful and supportive community of researchers and leaders equipped to make long-lasting societal change.

The Results You'll Get

Our community, courses, and memberships are pretty special. We’re focused on the ways it will make a huge difference in your life.

Here are a few of the things you’ll be able to do as a member of Cohort Sistas:

  • Connect with empowering black women and non-binary doctoral scholars.
  • Enhance your professional development through valuable mentorship opportunities.
  • Contribute to building a supportive network of researchers driving societal change.

When You Join Today

When you join Cohort Sistas today, you’ll get access to our:

  • Peer Mentorship Program: Engage in a one-on-one mentorship pairing with a fellow doctoral scholar or experienced professional. This exchange will offer insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by black women and non-binary individuals in academia, while empowering members to successfully navigate their careers.
  • Professional Development Workshops: Attend workshops and courses focusing on a range of topics, such as grant writing, research methodology, or leadership skills. These workshops will be led by experts and available in video format, with interactive chat features for discussions. This will enable participants to stay informed about best practices while expanding their skill sets for career development.
  • Networking Events and Panels: Participate in scheduled virtual and in-person events with guest speakers and panel discussions, centered around key issues, research, and career paths relevant to black women and non-binary doctoral scholars. This allows members to connect with fellow scholars and professionals while gaining valuable insights into their chosen fields.