Feb 22 - 25, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Power Rising 2018

Building an agenda for black women

About the summit

THE POWER RISING SUMMIT provides a space for Black women, from coast to coast, to come together as one. We will leverage our collective wisdom to develop strategic, actionable ways to build and maximize our economic and political power—for the betterment of ourselves, our families, our communities, and our future.

Black women are reclaiming our time and activating our political power just as we have at critical moments throughout our history. We are making strides in every sector, from policy to politics, from the classroom to the boardroom, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. But for too long the generational concerns of concerns of Black women and girls continue to be under-prioritized and ignored--often lumped into broader conversations without the necessary focus from decision makers. Not since the Combahee River Collective statement was written some 40 years ago have Black women gathered to create an agenda that explicitly addresses the unique intersectionality of Black women. The Power Rising Summit will provide a space for Black women to turn power into action and create a strategic, actionable agenda to be implemented in our communities and nationally that leverages our social, political, professional, cultural and economic power and influence for the betterment of ourselves, our families, our communities, and our future.

Keynote speakers

  • Stacey Abrams, former GA House minority leader
  • Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12)
  • Luvvie Ajayi, Author
  • Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH-03)
  • Rev. Traci Blackmon
  • Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta
  • Veronica Chambers, Author
  • Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)
  • Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12)
  • Dr. Brittney Cooper
  • Tiffany Dufu, Author
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11)

Summit Features

Five Pillars

The Summit will be organized around five key pillars of activism and engagement: Business & Economic Empowerment; Culture, Community, and Society; Education, Technology, and Innovation; Health & Wellness; and Political Empowerment.

Become A Partner

The Power Rising Summit is organized for Black women, by Black women. Click below to get in touch and find out more about how your organization can be come a partner and join us in Atlanta.


In an effort to ensure that Black women from across the country are able to attend the Summit, we have created the Power Rising Scholarship Fund. To sponsor a sister(s) or to apply for a scholarship, email us. Click below to donate online.

Become a Sponsor

Power Rising has several sponsorship packages available, providing sponsors with a choice of exposure related to financial commitment. Click below for more information on sponsorships.