Higher education leadership demographics contrast sharply with formulaic narratives of college campuses filled with gender and racial diversity, especially in intercollegiate athletics. Black women occupy only 2% of athletic director positions at predominantly White institutions and are vastly underrepresented in other leadership roles (National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2022b). Often overlooked and underrepresented in current intercollegiate athletic literature, this qualitative, narrative inquiry aimed to provide an opportunity to both examine the experiences and magnify the voices of Black women within intercollegiate athletic leadership and explore how they access leadership opportunities. Ten in-depth, semi-structured narrative interviews were conducted with Black women representing all levels of administrative leadership within Division I, II, and III collegiate programs. Findings revealed the work experiences of these Black women in athletic leadership were impacted by their need to maintain their uniqueness/individuality as Black women, the devaluing of Black womanhood in college athletic workplaces, and their motivation for persistence/survival in the industry. Understanding the experiences of Black women who were successful in navigating the leadership hierarchy is useful for higher education leaders to examine and revise current hiring, training, and professional development programs to create a more diverse and inclusive environment in intercollegiate athletic leadership.