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BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Dr. Sherece West-Scantlebury, president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF), a private, independent foundation whose mission is to relentlessly pursue economic, educational, social, ethnic and racial equity for all Arkansans. Dr. West-Scantlebury has been involved in philanthropy for 25 years. She served as CEO of the Foundation for Louisiana and serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including as chair of the board of Philander Smith College, an HBCU in Arkansas.

Check her out!

3 Reflections on Power Rising and Being Buoyed by Black Women

BlackHer contributor Kelly Macias spent last weekend at the second annual convening of Power Rising—the summit that gathers Black women and girls from across geographies, backgrounds, age, sexuality, gender identity, religion and socio-economic status to connect around issues related to health and wellness, politics, education, economic empowerment, culture and community. 

Read her top 3 reflections on this powerful event.

Black Women Choose the Next President

BlackHer is SO excited to be a partner for the She the People Presidential Forum, the nation's first presidential forum focused on women of color!

The forum will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX. 

Use the code PARTNER by March 25th to receive 50% off general registration.

Register Now!

BlackHer Fact

According to D5, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), only 3.4% of CEOs/Presidents of U.S. Foundations are Black.  

If representation matters, and if we know that diverse staffs achieve better organizational results, then the philanthropic sector has a long way to go to better serve society.

Read the report.

Need Inspiration?

We were thrilled to join 1,000 Black women at Black Women Talk Tech last week and to learn from luminaries like Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital

Hamilton went from being homeless to managing a $36M venture fund. 

"We invest in the very best founders who identify as women, People of Color, or LGBT, in the U.S. I personally identify as all three." - Arlan Hamilton

Click here or below to learn more about her journey.

In love and solidarity,

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