February 9, 2024
Power Rising 2024 Welcomes Black Women Leaders For Important Conversations In ‘Vibrant City’ Of Philadelphia
This year's summit features a workshop on Black women experts in the artificial intelligence space.
The national Power Rising summit lands in Philadelphia this week, featuring discussions and musical performances to celebrate Black women’s leadership.
Running Feb. 8-11 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, the annual gathering emerges from a need to connect more Black women across sectors to develop actionable strategies that economically and politically empower African American communities.
Power Rising 2024 is organized across five pillars aimed at empowering Black women: Business & Economic Empowerment; Culture & Community; Education, Technology, and Innovation; Health & Wellness; and Political Empowerment.
“It is in the tradition of the women who have gone before us – our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and aunties–and in the interest of those who will follow our path – our daughters, our sisters, and our nieces—that we come together again,” Power Rising’s purpose states.
According to this year’s agenda, Philadelphia mayor Cherelle Parker will give remarks during the opening ceremony. Power Rising shared on Instagram that Parker, the first woman inaugurated as the mayor of Philadelphia, will welcome attendees to the “vibrant city” and “ideal backdrop for important conversations and connections” as her “dedication to public service and commitment to creating positive change” makes the city a fitting summit location.
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Panel talks will cover topics on healthcare, imposter syndrome, running for office, building a business, leadership and wealth building and protection. Black women experts in artificial intelligence will also lead a panel on technology’s role in society. Attendees will also participate in discussions on DEI and affirmative action.
“It’s Speaker season and I look forward to bringing ‘Congress to Communities’ in celebration of Black History Month,” wrote U.S. House of Representatives chief diversity office Sesha Joe Moon on LinkedIn. Moon will join this year’s DEI discussion.
Other notable speakers at this year’s Philadelphia summit include Janice Mathis, Esq., general counsel for The National Council of Negro Women Inc., Joanna E. McClinton, Speaker of the Pennsylvania House; Fatima Goss Graves, CEO of the National Women’s Law Center; and Jordyn White, vice president of Leadership Development and Research for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Beloved Philly R&B artist Musiq Soulchild will perform at this year’s event.
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