Black Women Education Leaders began as a social media outlet created by Latrese Younger in November of 2019, to amplify the voices and celebrate the accomplishments of Black female education leaders. During the pandemic in 2020, she began raffling and mailing out leadership books when follower milestones were reached, emailing a weekly newsletter to subscribers with inspiration messages and free PD opportunities, and sharing words of wisdom provided by Black female educators across the country. Latrese shared with her friend and sorority sister, Regina Turner (founding Director of Operations), her desire to provide support to Black female education leaders through additional services and programs by establishing BWEL as a nonprofit organization . Regina got to work drafting the initial BWEL Bylaws and galvanizing some of her closest friends who would be interested in the mission and vision of an established organization to help bring it to fruition. On May 28th, during a worldwide pandemic, eight ladies (Latrese Younger, Regina Turner, Crystal Pope, Dr. Shauna Mayo, Dr. Shonda Harris-Muhammad, Dr. Yvonne Smith-Jones, Latosha Branch, and Shonda Thompson) would become the voices and faces of BWEL as founding board members. BWEL was legally incorporated by the State of Virginia on June 1, 2020. On August 1, 2020, BWEL received status confirmation as a national, 501C3, non-profit organization.