BRP believes in relationship first. By earning the trust of our BRP Scholars and BRP Pros, we can work to build long-lasting relationships that will allow us to expose and prepare young girls and women for the boardroom. In doing so, we are creating an organic pipeline of future business, board, and community leaders throughout Texas and beyond.
January - May 2021
Despite a global pandemic, the resilience of our young leaders shined through as their perseverance carried our high school #BRPLeaders to the finish line. Each leader exposed to the boardroom and now carries the confidence to take a seat at the table in representing themselves.
BRP: Women Leaders of NLC
August 16 - December 16, 2020
The goal of this initiative is to integrate leadership development as a focused success strategy for female students of color. This effort will supplement curricular skills with the development of leadership competencies that enable more self-regulated engagement in college life; more focused development of career aspirations; and greater confidence to pursue competitive, in-demand, high-income generating professional opportunities. Each Scholar earned a digital BRP badge/certificate upon completion to expand their professional network.
BRP: Summer Learning Week (SLW)
July 6 - 11, 2020
BRP delivered an immersive week-long program of content facilitated by professional women of color who educated our Scholars virtually on topics such as financial statements, entrepreneurship, leadership development, IT & cybersecurity, organizing and Boards 101 just to name a few of the sessions. In preparation for SLW, BRP provided 5 brand new laptops to those in need of access to a reliable device they can learn from; helping to address the digital divide many of our girls face. Read more about our SLW impact here.
February 22, 2020
Ignite at University of Texas at Dallas
Our founder, Salena S. Guipzot, was invited by Ignite National to the University of Texas at Dallas host two, jam packed break-out sessions on wage negotiations, as she spent the day educating high school, college, and professional women on how best to negotiate their wages when applying or preparing for their next career move.
MARTINEZ STREET WOMEN'S CENTER
August 1, 2017
By teaching the girls of MSWC the various C-suite positions and their responsibilities within a corporation, we are exposing them at a much younger age to the corporate world, as well as, building their confidence to seek board positions later in their career.
March 10, 2017
After working diligently with the community, we were able to bring sidewalks to Washington Elementary School, located in the Harvard Place - Eastlawn neighborhood. It was through the teachings of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and efforts of the local high school leaders that brought the attention needed to make this small victory a reality for our children.
ALL-STAR LEADERSHIP CAMP
July - August, 2016
After learning the structure of a company and the many roles of management the students of Sam Houston H.S. took their newly acquired knowledge to the San Antonio Area Foundation for a mock boardroom meeting.