LMSW; Founder and President
Bodequia Simon is a Licensed Masters Social Worker, earning her BSW and MSW from the University of South Carolina (USC). She is the College of Social Work at USC’s first Alumni of the Year Award Recipient with a diverse background with experience ranging from Child Welfare, Mental Health, Hospice, and Medical Social Work. She is currently the first Library Social Worker for a rural county in her state where she adopted the skills of program design and grant management. Bodequia is also the creator and visionary of Black Girls in Social Work, a networking organization of over 27,000 Black women working in and/or pursuing Social Work careers. She curated Black Girls in Social Work's online community and current initiatives that focuses on their three pillars: professional development, personal growth, and burnout prevention. Bodequia cultivated an online space that has led thousands of Black women in the Social Work field to securing job and internship opportunities, salary increases, exam preparation and success, career development, and mentorship matching. Bodequia is an Author and Social Work Creative focused on educating the public about Social Workers and their contributions to society and assisting in breaking current barriers for emerging Social Workers in the field.