Black Women Lead 2023
All In Together's Fourth Annual Black Women Lead
At a time of extraordinary challenges for America, Black women across every field and discipline have been leading us forward. To celebrate their progress and learn from their example, we will explore the importance of Black women’s power and impact in the march towards a more equitable future. The event will be led and chaired by a select group of luminary black women with support from AIT.
- Honoring Their Service: Black Women Leading National Security
A conversation highlighting the invaluable role of Black women in America's national security and armed forces.
- A View from the Top: Black Women in Executive Leadership
- Critical Voices: Black Women in Journalism
Black female journalists make up less than 5 percent of print and online newsrooms. This panel examines the hurdles to expanding representation and the importance of Black voices in journalism and media.
- From Home Ownership to Buying Black, Closing the Wealth Gap
Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., but they face an extreme funding gap, when it comes to venture capital. This discussion seeks to understand the challenges around closing the wealth gap for Black women, celebrate their progress and underscore the impact of Black women's economic success on the U.S. economy and beyond.
- Stories in Pursuit of Menstrual Justice
An Innovative incubator of black filmmakers, we'll highlight the ways Black female directors are making social change through art and activism.
- Breaking the Cycle: Black Maternal Health & Health Equity
A recent report showed a 40% increase in Black maternal mortality from 2020 to 2021 - this unacceptable and avoidable challenge needs to urgently be addressed for all Black women. In this solution-focused discussion with leading policymakers and health experts, we delve into the answers that are urgently needed.
- Bad as I Wanna B: 50 Years of Women Shaping Hip Hop
On the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, we'll look at the influence of Black women on the music industry and culture writ large.
- Black Women Leading Change Through Political Power
Though Black women are still underrepresented in American politics, a record number of Black women ran for and won elected offices. This panel with Black women elected leaders and the advocates helping advance them will discuss the work happening to increase representation and
- One Year Later: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and April Ryan in Conversation Note Change
• Laphonza Butler, President, Emily's List
• DeNeen Brown, Washington Post
• Lieutenant Colonel Marisol A. Chalas, Garrison Commander, Parks Reserve Forces Training Area
• Lisa Cunningham, Director, Film-maker and Story Producer
• Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent withThe New York Times
• Kameron Dawson, Senior Staff Attorney, A Better Balance
• Simone Eccleston, Director of Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
• Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA-AVP, Health Equity Merck
• Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Executive Director, Moms Demand Action
• Karen Finney, American political consultant
• Errin Haines, Founder and Editor-at-Large, The 19th
• Dr. Kanika Harris, PhD MPH, Director of Maternal and Child Health, Black Women’s Health Imperative
• Jordyn Holman, Business Reporter, New York Times
• Alethia Jackson, SVP, ESG & Chief DEI Officer, Walgreens
• Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary
• MC Lyte, Actress, Iconic Rapper, DJ, and Philanthropist
• Brittany Masalosalo, Chief Public Policy Officer, HP
• Alexi McCammond, Reporter, Axios
• Carolette Norwood, Professor and Department Head of Sociology and Criminology, Howard University
• Desiree Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Black Opal LLC
• April Ryan, Reporter, author and White House Correspondent, The Grio
• Symone D. Sanders-Townsend, Author, seasoned democratic strategist, and host of “SYMONE” on MSNBC and MSNBC on Peacock
• Rachel Scott, Correspondent, ABC News
• Darlene Superville, White House Reporter, Associated Press
• Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations
• Maya Wiley, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
• Michelle Williams, Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, and Mental Health Advocate
• Congresswoman Nikema Williams, (D-GA)