Black Women Lead 2023

June 15, 2023 @ 2:00PM — 7:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

The Howard Theatre: 620 T St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Get Directions

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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.

Planned Black Women Lead Panels
  • 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

Event speakers

Jennifer Butler, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Zillow
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)

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