Who We Are

We are an intergenerational power force of black women from various sectors. We are business women, politicians, union members, authors. We are cis and transgender, we are LGBTQ, we are mothers, aunties and we are immigrants. We are from various backgrounds and share different views, we are black women—power speaking truth. We are Power Rising.

A partial list of the Power Rising Summit organizing committee:

  • A’shanti Gholar
  • Amaya Smith
  • Ann Walker Marchant
  • Avis Jones DeWeever
  • Bertha Lewis
  • Brittney Cooper
  • Carla Gaskin-Nathan
  • Clayola Brown
  • Dawnique Daughtry
  • De’Ara Balenger
  • Emma Christman
  • Enchanta Jackson
  • Glynda Carr
  • Jotaka Eddy
  • Janaye Ingram
  • Jamie Richards
  • Janice Mathis
  • Karen Finney
  • LaDavia Drane
  • LaToia Jones
  • Leah D. Daughtry
  • Lorretta Johnson
  • Lourdes Ashley Hunter
  • Maya Harris
  • Mayor Aja Brown
  • Melanie Campbell
  • Michele Jawando
  • Minyon Moore
  • Nakisha M. Lewis
  • Patricia W. Lattimore
  • Shavon Arline-Bradley
  • Star Jones
  • Tamika Mallory
  • Traci Blackmon
  • Yolanda Caraway
  • Zerlina Maxwell