Tonia Ferguson, Esq. is the CEO of She’s C-Suite, a corporation that empowers and equips ladies to excel in management and entrepreneurship.

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She’s C-Suite is a corporation that empowers and equips ladies to excel in management and entrepreneurship. (Courtesy, She’s C-Suite)(Courtesy She’s C-Suite)

A Maryland girl has given executive-level Black ladies a secure area to attach.

Tonia Ferguson is the CEO of She’s C-Suite, a corporation that goals to empower and equip Black ladies to excel in management and entrepreneurship.

“(It’s) a group, a sisterhood,” Ferguson mentioned.

Ferguson mentioned she skilled a number of office trauma all through her profession.

“Feeling such as you’re undeserving sufficient, the entire impostor syndrome,” Ferguson mentioned, including that she wanted an area to attach with different Black girl as she was rising in her profession.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ferguson mentioned lots of people have been leaving at her job, and ultimately, she discovered herself feeling remoted. Through a random encounter with one other Black feminine co-worker — somebody she known as a “sister pal” — she found that she was not alone.

Sister friendships like that one have been the catalyst that led to She C-Suite, a spot the place ladies who “can’t actually be outward with a few of their feedback or about how they really feel” can get assist.

“They want a secure area,” Ferguson mentioned, including that the group offers them an opportunity to specific themselves in a personal, confidential setting.

She mentioned that She C-Suite helps members, which embody ladies in a wide range of fields who’re CEOs, chief human assets officers, attorneys and enterprise homeowners, assist themselves via the three pillars: self-care, self-education and self-awareness.

The group conducts 4 main occasions annually, in addition to month-to-month grasp lessons, hearth chats and outings. For extra data, attain out to Ferguson at tonia@shecsuite.com.

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