BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® founder Beverly Bond has gathered a powerful village of visionary women to empower 1000 girls across the United States with the launch of BLACK GIRLS LEAD™ ONLINE, a virtual conference for young women leaders and creatives.
This year’s conference sponsored by haircare brand emerge™, will be taking place July 31 and August 1. The two-day conference will host participants ages 13-18 from communities across the country. The virtual event includes an action-packed schedule of panels, keynotes, workshops, and masterclasses with prominent thought leaders, educators, journalists, entertainers, scientists, and political figures.
Beverly Bond will be joined by powerhouse speakers who share in the mission to inspire, uplift, and motivate the next generation, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Kamala Harris, Mara Brock Akil, Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, Tamika Mallory, MuMu Fresh, Tatyana Ali, Michaela Angela Davis, Estelle, Rapsody, Dr. Jamika Burge, Elaine Welteroth, Brittany Packnett-Cunningham, Aja Monet, Dr. Monique Morris, Cimone Wright Hamor, Eunique Jones Gibson, Laurence Basse, Dr. Nashlie Sephus, Dr. Quincy Brown, Dr. Sparkle Russell, Dr. Stacy F. Hobson, DJ Kiss, DJ Natasha Diggs, DJ Quiana Parks, DJ Reborn, Queen Cora Coleman, Raqiyah Mays, Tai Beauchamp, Angelica Willis, Tiffany “the Budgetnista” Aliche, Tracey Jennings, Cara Sabin, Chef Mali Hunter, Jamila Mustafa, and more.
The partnership between BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and emerge, a line of moisture-rich textured hair care products for Gen Z polycultural women, was born from the understanding that there is an urgent need to provide the resources and tools needed for young women of color to succeed.
“As a hair care brand rooted in self-expression and creativity, emerge is committed to unlocking opportunity for young girls of color so they can successfully pursue their creative passions,” said Cara Sabin, CEO, Sundial Brands. “With the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latinx communities, and the continued fight against systemic racism, we are honored to partner with Beverly Bond and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! to empower, inspire and support the next generation of creative trailblazers.”
“I created BLACK GIRLS LEAD to support young women’s holistic development. The program is designed to help girls find their voices, define their truths, own their agencies, and forge the futures they envision,” said BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Founder/CEO, Beverly Bond. “I am grateful for this partnership with emerge and their dedication to joining our efforts to engage and inspire Black girls to thrive.”
BLACK GIRLS LEAD virtually will provide an opportunity for even more deserving young girls to participate. Girls who are US residents and ages 13-18 are encouraged to apply for the conference by going to lead.blackgirlsrock.com.
For more information about BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and BLACK GIRLS LEAD visit www.blackgirlsrock.com.
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