HBCU Women's Leadership Summit

Open to Black college women and recent graduates - from HBCUs or not! 

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November 11:

Learn how to run for office! 

9 AM - 7 PM

Microsoft's Innovation and Policy Center

Washington, DC

November 10:

Optional dinner and meet up!



Free to attend

Travel scholarships available

All meals on November 11 are provided and free


Learn how to get involved in politics

and change the world

Join us and Xceleader to develop leadership skills in a supportive setting 


During this Summit you will

Discover the importance of HBCU women running for student government
Map out your network and start assembling a team to help you run
Connect with 75 HBCU women from around the country
Leave the training with a plan to run for office


2020 Recap Video


"This program confirmed what I was starting to believe. SHE READY!"

- 2020 participant


“When I was a freshman at Howard University, I was 17 years old and trying to figure out, ‘What am I going to do on this incredible campus?’ [Running Start] facilitator Tasha Cole was the first person to tell me I should run for office. I had that experience ... and took it very seriously. And just at 17 years old I decided to run for office in Washington, DC, and became the youngest person ever elected in DC.”

Allyson Carpenter
former Howard University Student Association President

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93% of participants felt confident in their ability to run for office!


Thank you to our Sponsors

Duke Energy
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Shumaker Advisors

Lucinda Robb

William Minor & Christine Enemark


Interested in empowering the next generation of
HBCU women leaders?

See our Sponsorship Packet here.


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