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Black Women’s Leadership Conference (BWLC)

Check out highlights from the 4th Annual Black Women’s Leadership Conference at  www.blackwomensleadershipconference.com

BWLC is a two-day leadership conference for professional and personal development, networking, and strategic power sessions while promoting sisterhood and elevating the collective status of Black women.


The Black Women’s Leadership Accelerator is an innovative accelerated learning experience designed for Black women who aspire to grow and excel in their professional careers in an environment that addresses their unique needs in the workforce.

Black Business Expo

The Black Business Expo supports and creates spaces for entrepreneurs of color to thrive! We bring together over 80 black-owned businesses to create a venue to buy and sell products such as apparel, art, food, jewelry and personal products.


blkCOLLAB is a collaborative space for Black women to work with experts from across the community to assist in problem solving their entrepreneurial and professional/personal development needs. We provide access to speakers, mentors, computer labs and other resources to assist in identifying and implementing the best solutions.

Black Excellence Youth Conference (BEYC)

The Black Excellence Youth Conference aims to bring together Madison area high school students for two days of connecting, speakers, panels, resources, and culture.

Small Dollar Lending Program for Women of Color

The Small Dollar Lending Program is a way for women of color to get help to pay bills, get out of debt, avoid eviction and other financial emergencies. The program removes the red tape from borrowing small amounts of money that can make a big impact on people’s lives while allowing women to keep their dignity and get ahead. (This program is in development)

With a gender wage gap at $0.57 on the dollar, Black women earn $15K less annually than white women and $23K less than white men. (Status of Women in Dane County, 2016)

“My goal is to have more Black women in positions of power — happier and thriving!”


Many Black women are raising families by themselves with Black single mothers heading 44% of Black American family households, and raising 57% of all Black American children. (Nielsen, 2017)

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