HBCU Women's Leadership Summit
Open to Black college women and recent graduates - from HBCUs or not!
Learn how to run for office!
Microsoft's Innovation and Policy Center
Stay tuned for details about the 2023 HBCU Women's Leadership Summit
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.”