The official EmpowerHer schedule.

Prepare for a weekend of learning, connecting, finding your tribe and overall Black Girl Awesomeness!

Friday June 9

The KickOff

3:00pm / Registration & Networking

3:45pm  / Kickoff and warmup with Blavity CEO, Morgan Debaun

4:15pm / Chat with Zim Ugochukwu of Travel Noire

4:45pm / Young Creators panel with Ronnie Dickerson Stewart of DigitasLBi, Nickecia Alder of Black Girl Fly Mag, Autumn Merritt of Sir & Madame, and Brienna LaCoste. Panel sponsored by DigitasLBi.

6:00pm / What's Next

6:30pm / Happy Hour (separate location)

Saturday June 10

The Show

8:00am / Registration. Breakfast sponsored by McDonalds.

9:15am / Welcomes and warmups with Morgan Debaun

9:30am / Women’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Challenge with Nikisha Brunson of Urban Bush Babes, Alex Wolf of Boss Babe Academy and Darian Symoné Harvin. Panel presented by Ford Motor Company. 

10:45am / Black women in media panel with Kyra Kyles, former Editor-in-chief of Ebony and Lilly Workneh of HuffPost Black Voices 

11:15am / Fireside chat with Lena Waithe

11:35am / Protecting your creations AMA chat with Bärí A. Williams of Stubhub

12:15pm / Lunch, visit & mingle with #MyFordFam Ford booth and vendors including the Swivel Beauty Slay station and AspireTV screening lounge 

1:15pm / School is in session! workshop with Danielle Leslie

3:00pm / Recess!

3:50pm / AMA chat with Necole Kane of Xo Necole

4:30pm / Lightening talks by Luvvie Ajayi of Awesomely Luvvie and Erika Bennett of Allied Moxy

6:00pm / Happy hour (separate location)