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What is the Black Women of Arizona?

Black Women of Arizona, also known as BWA or BWAZ, is a public women's social group based in Phoenix, Arizona that was created in 2016 that hosts various events curated for minority women.

How do I become a member of BWAZ?

Currently, there is no membership process to be a part of the BWAZ platform. BWAZ is open to all women in our community.

Is BWAZ a nonprofit organization?

BWAZ is not a 501C3 nonprofit organization.

Why is the BWAZ Facebook group private?

In order to provide a safe place for members of our Facebook group community, the BWAZ group on Facebook is private.

I have subscribed to the BWAZ email list, but I am not receiving any emails.

If you have not received any emails from BWAZ within 7-10 business days of subscribing, please, try the following steps for resolution: 1. Add BWAZ as a trusted contact ( If you have an email provider that may stop you from receiving our emails, please contact your provider directly. 2. Check your spam/junk folder If the issue still persists, please contact us directly for more assistance.

What are the rules to the BWAZ private Facebook group?

The full version of the BWAZ private Facebook group rules can be found here. Please note that rules are subject to change at any time.

How can I follow BWAZ on social media?

The BWAZ platform can be found on virually all social media platforms: Facebook Like Page, Private Facebook community (pending questions must be answererd), Instagram, Twitter, MeetUp (pending questions must be answererd), SnapChat, and Youtube, and Eventbrite.

How can I book Phay Dee for a speaking engagement?

Please click here for additional information.

I am looking for guidance for my business. Can BWAZ help?

BWAZ Founder Phay Dee offers business coaching and consulting for female entrepreneurs looking to build their business and/or need assistance with the proper systems for their brand. Please feel free to schedule a strategy call with Phay Dee Consulting & Coaching for more information.

BWAZ Events

How can I keep up with BWAZ events and other news?

Please be sure to subscribe to the BWAZ email list.

How can I attend a BWAZ event?

Please feel free to view all of our upcoming events here. In order to confirm your attendence, registration is required. If there is a fee for the event (which will be clearly posted), the fee must be paid in order to confirm your attendence. Paid events cannot be paid at the venue, unless otherwise stated.

What is the age requirement in order to participate in BWAZ events?

Most BWAZ events do not have age requirements. For events that are 18+ or 21+ only, information will be clearly posted.

I am interested in attending an event, but I do not identify as a woman of color. Can I still attend?

Although the BWAZ platforms primarlily caters to minority women, all of our events are open to the public (women only) and all women are welcomed to attend. You will not be turned away. However, please be advised that the BWAZ platform is a safe space that allows minority women to speak openly about their personal experiences as black women. BWAZ strives to create a safe, but open space for minority women to have various conversations as it relates to their day-to-day life. Descretion is advised as we do not attempt to censor topics or experiences within our platform.

Are men allowed to BWAZ events?

BWAZ is a womens only group so typically men are not allowed at the events, unless otherwise stated.

Is there a dresscode requirement for BWA events?

Effective, Janaury 1st, 2020: Dressccode requirements for BWAZ events vary. Additional information will be sent to confirmed guests, vendors, and speakers.

Is there a fee to attend BWAZ events?

Effective, Janaury 1st, 2019: All BWAZ events require a fee, unless othersise stated. These fees vary depending on the type of event and will be clearly posted for each event.

Why is there a fee to attend a BWAZ event?

To better accommodate our guests.

When is the next BWAZ event scheduled?

Please click here to view all of our upcoming events.

What if I want to attend an event, but it's sold out?

BWAZ event ticket purchases are first come first serve. Some BWAZ events may offer a waitlist. Feel free to sign up, if applicable, or be sure to check back on the desired event as there may be last minute cancellations or availability.

Does BWAZ offer sponorship for events?

Yes. Please click here for additional information. Thank you for supporting our mission!

Refund Policy

What is the refund policy for BWAZ events?

BWAZ Events: All BWAZ event ticket purchases are nonrefundable, unless the event is cancelled. No exceptions. If an event is cancelled, please allow 7-10 business days after the event date to receive a refund. If you have signed up for an event that you are no longer able to attend, there may be an option to transfer your ticket to another BWAZ event. In the event that the event ticket purchases are nontransferable, it will be clearly stated in the FAQ section of the event description prior to purchasing. BWAZ is not responsible if event refund policies and/or FAQs are not reviewed prior to purchase. Black Business Highlights: Effective 8/29/2020, the fee for this service is $19.97. This payment is nonrefundable. No exceptions. Rescheduling requests must be made seven (7) days prior to your current appointment time. If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, your appointment will automatically be cancelled and you will be considered a no-show. No-shows and failure to adhere to rescheduling time frames will result in a cancellation fee of $19.97, an additional fee which will be charged to the payment method provided during the time that your appointment is booked. By booking this appointment, you agree that you are an authorized user for the payment method provided and agree to all of these terms. BWAZ is not responsible if the interview refund and/or cancellation policies are not reviewed prior to purchase.

BWAZ Networking

How can I network with other women on the BWAZ platform?

We have various options for networking on our platform:

  1. Join our free private Facebook community of over 6k members and share your business with other members. Please be sure to answer the pending questions in order to gain access to the group. Business promotion is allowed on Saturdays and Sundays only.
  2. If you are a healthcare provider, please feel free to submit your information here.
  3. If you are a childcare provider, please feel free to submit your information here.
  4. If you have a church that you would like to be featured on our website, please submit your infromation here.
  5. If you would like to sign up for our Black Business Highlights, please submit your application here. Interviews will resume October 2020.
  6. Check our our upcoming events to network with other event guests.

I would like to co-chost an event with BWAZ. How can we collaborate?

  1. If you are a 501c3 organization looking to partner with BWAZ, please submit your information here.
  2. If you are interested in coordinating/hosting a private BWAZ event, please submit your information here.
  3. For speaking engagements, additional information is available here.
For all other inquiries, please contact us for further assistance.