“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
PATHS Forward® is a leadership development program designed to prepare promising African-American professionals to participate as leaders in the local community. The program, which introduces the prospective leaders to basic leadership skills, volunteerism, the Tarrant County community, working with non-profit organizations, and other leadership topics, is delivered over a 9-month period.
The Women’s Business Division – later changed to Women’s Division — of the FWMBCC was the first in the nation to be affiliated with a Black Chamber of Commerce, and it is a model for others to follow as recognized by the U.S. African American Chamber of Commerce.
The FWMBCC’s Film and Movie Institute started 25 years ago after Director Gwen Barbee was encouraged to respond to a trend in the area in which “rip-off” artists were cheating parents out of thousands of dollars with the promise of making their kids film and television stars.
Leaders of FWMBCC realized years ago that to foster more and better entrepreneurs in North Texas, that the Chamber needed to be involved with helping to develop future businessmen and women. Through several high school initiatives, the Chamber has worked directly with students in getting them understand the need for economic development and entrepreneurship in our community.
Business Members of the FWMBCC Are Entitled to a Multitude of Benefits
Becoming a sponsor brings more benefits than what you can imagine. Not only do you join an amazing repertoire of sponsors, but you also get the added benefits of being affiliated with our chamber as well as our great projects and programs.