The BOSS Network To Honor Influential Women Of The ‘Divine Nine’ During 2023 ‘Ladies That Lead Conference’

The BOSS Network To Honor Influential Women Of The ‘Divine Nine’ During 2023 ‘Ladies That Lead Conference’

Honorees of this year's virtual conference are women of the 'Divine Nine,' who have demonstrated leadership across their communities.

Women of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., are preparing to be honored as the BOSS Network hosts its annual “Ladies that Lead Conference” on Dec. 2.

This year’s conference, presented by leading technology company Sage, will offer guests a virtual experience packed with panel discussions, fireside chats, award presentations, networking opportunities, and more as influential women share their stories and strategies for success.

“Our entire BOSS Network team is filled with anticipation about our upcoming Ladies That Lead virtual conference,” BOSS Network CEO Cameka Smith said in a press release.

According to the official website for the event, the designated theme for the 2023 conference is “Leadership is Legacy.”

Honorees of this year’s virtual conference are prestigious women of the “Divine Nine” sororities who have demonstrated exceptional leadership across their communities and the world. “I am personally ecstatic to be able to champion this outstanding slate of honorees–from the head of Chicago’s Urban League to the heads of the Divine Nine’s Black sororities,” the award-winning entrepreneur added.

The 2023 Ladies that Lead Conference honorees include:

  • Elsie Cooke-Holmes, National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated,
  • Rasheeda S. Liberty, National President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated,
  • Dr. Stacie NC Grant, National President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
  • Danette Anthony Reed, National President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and
  • Donna Jona Anderson, President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.

A “Special Leadership” honor will be presented to Karen Freeman-Wilson, president of the Chicago Urban League, a group of community leaders committed to achieving equity for Black communities.

The annual conference, which boasts an attendance list of over 500 businesses and entrepreneurs each year, marks one of several events and initiatives the BOSS Network has established as part of its mission to support women entrepreneurs through its online community.

On April 13, BLACK ENTERPRISE reported that the network announced 25 Black women entrepreneurs as recipients of the 2023 Sage Invest in Progress $10,000 grant.

“As our fifteenth anniversary approaches in 2024, I believe that incredible work that BOSS is doing has just begun,” Smith said.

The BOSS Network has supported over 200,000 women of color nationwide. For more information about the conference, visit or Saturday’s event will take place from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST.

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