Because of women and men just like you, the inaugural inaugural Black Women's Leadership Conference was a SOLD OUT EVENT and a GREAT SUCCESS! Please visit our media partner Madison365 and The Cap Times for coverage of the event!

Join us in 2017 for Black Women's Leadership Week the week of May 14th and a two day Black Women's Leadership Conference on May 19th and May 20th to cap off the week. 

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Black Women's Leadership Conference

Ready to take your professional and personal growth to the next step? Join us on Friday, May 20th for the 1st Black Women's Leadership Conference in Madison, WI! 

The Black Women’s Leadership Conference is a one day event for women who desire to take part in opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attendees will participate in strategic sessions lead by women who have proven to be leaders in their chosen professions. 

You’ll leave the conference feeling supported and motivated to reach your own goals and equipped with the skills to do so! You’ll also have the opportunity to network, shop with vendors, get connected to mentors and resources, and have a professional headshot taken. This conference aims to promote sisterhood while elevating the collective status of Black women.



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Friday, May 20th, 2016 

118 State Street, Madison WI 

8:00 a.m. – 4:30pm | Social Mixer 5:00pm - 7:30 p.m.

Host: Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” Madison

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Redefining Our Power!


Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Gail Ford, M.S.Ed  | Mrs. Gail Ford was born and raised in Detroit,  MI as one of eleven siblings. Ford’s non-traditional upbringing with limited resources pushed her to claim her power or become a victim of her circumstances!  Ford received her Masters of Science in Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin -Platteville and her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Speech Communication from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. During her time at Ferris State University, Ford began her practice as a motivational speaker with T.O.W.E.R.S. (Teaching Others What Establishes Real Success).  Ford has spoken across the country to audiences using her personal story to provide inspiration, motivation, and guidance to help others move towards a better life.  Over the past thirteen years, Ford has worked in non-profits and post-secondary institutions to advocate for systemic changes to better align K-12 education programming with college-ready expectations.  In March of 2015 Ford was asked to serve as the Interim Assistant Director for the Pre-College Enrichment Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   Her work with youth and professionals afforded her the opportunity to attend First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Beating the Odds Summit” at The White House in July 2015. Ford strongly believes in use-of-self to disrupt the cycles of oppression through social action. Ford is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., currently serving as second Vice President of the Madison Alumnae Chapter.

Presenters to date include: Sheba McCants, Takeyla Benton, Malika Evanco, Kshinté Brathwaite, and Dynae Saba. 

Strategic Session Topics: Personal Wellness, Finances, Navigating Issues in the Workplace, Impactful Leadership


Cover: $45 All Day Access (see ticket page for discounts!!)

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Specials: Food, workbook, professional headshot, after conference Social Mixer

Vendors/Exhibitors: Please see information found at: or call 608-843-6509

Contact Information: | 608-843-6509


Hashtag: #BWLC2016