Phenomenal Women: Black, Demonized and Deified
Recently crowned the most educated group in the U.S. & leading all demographics in voter turnout, Black women are still underrepresented in elected office, private sector jobs & corporate leadership. The stats are dire: Black women make up only 3.7% of Congress, receive 0.2% of venture capital funding & hold no Fortune 500 CEO positions. How do we turn around these figures & others? Armed with an arsenal of insights & anecdotes from her work as a community organizer, entertainment industry executive, entrepreneur & progressive commentator on Fox News, Jehmu will examine how Black women are often demonized & deified and how we are reclaiming our time and seizing the reins of power. The talk will layout an innovative framework of policies needed to sustain & support Black women’s leadership.
Rep19 and Vote Run Lead are proud to present the Power Through Education webinar series. This free series features our country’s top thought leaders, elected officials and political experts. Please see the schedule below. Feel free to register for as many webinars as you would like. The webinars are for elected women and self-identifying women activists. Please note that some webinars are limited exclusively to elected women. All webinars will be at noon est / 9am pst. Information will be sent out prior to the event.
Moderator: Women & Racial Justice: Supporting and Uplifting Women of Color
Jehmu will deliver a keynote and speak on a panel about issues regarding how women can become more enlightened and empowered.
Black Millennials: Resilient Leaders in Politics, Presented by the National Black Millennial Political Caucus
As part of the 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Legislative Conference, Jehmu will moderate a panel from the National Black Millennial Political Caucus titled "Black Millennials: Resilient Leaders in Politics," where she'll lead a discussion on how Black women in elected positions are carrying on the legacy of Shirley Chisholm.