HBCU grad launches Black women in Clinical Research organization with 6,800 members, aims to reshape the industry


Meet Danielle Mitchell, an HBCU graduate and also the founder of Black Women in Clinical Research, which aims to educate, empower, support, and help Black women thrive in the industry. Launched in 2019, she is also the founder of two other affiliate organizations called Black Men in Clinical Research and Minorities in Clinical Research. All of her organizations are becoming a growing force for outreach, mentorship, and diversity across the country.

Mitchell, who earned a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Biology/Biological Sciences from Clark Atlanta University, has 15 years of experience in science and 5 years of clinical research experience.

There are 8,000 members in all areas of her organizations and 6,800 in Black Women in Clinical Research. This year, a mentorship program will add additional support and guidance as professionals look to make needed changes to a critical field. Members have access to senior-level advice for interviewing, resume reviews, resume composition, cover letters, career guidance, biographies, and LinkedIn profiles. At least 200 members have received a $20,000 increase or more after utilizing the organization’s resources and packages. Through a unique partnership with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), all members receive premium networking and business relationship opportunities with hiring managers, HR representatives, and industry experts. Another pivotal affiliation between the founder and the White House has ensured Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students get key information for their next steps in clinical research. Read more …