10th ANNUAL BLACK GIRLS LEAD™ Conference Includes Guest Speakers Regina King, Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Tatyana Ali, Elle Varner, Mumu Fresh And More

A Virtual Leadership Intensive Presented By BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® And Microsoft


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BLACK GIRLS ROCK!®, in partnership with Microsoft, launched the 10th annual BLACK GIRLS LEAD™ conference, a series of workshops and keynotes aimed to educate and inspire the next generation of innovators. This year’s lineup includes Regina King, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tatyana Ali, Elle Varner, Mumu Fresh and more. Previous speakers include Michelle Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, Missy Elliott, Mara Brock-Akil, Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Seales, Tatyana Ali, MC Lyte and more.

Similar to last year, this year’s conference will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams from August 2-5, 2021. The four-day leadership intensive includes a variety of keynotes, workshops, panels, and masterclasses on STEM, arts, entrepreneurship, career development, financial literacy, creative writing, and social impact, led by prominent thought leaders.

Watch a clip of Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” roundtable discussion, which features poetry from 2020 attendee Amanda Gorman below.

“Fifteen years ago, I created BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® to honor Black women and to counter societal norms that too often marginalize our voices, images, and contributions,” said Beverly Bond. “As I reflect on this 15th anniversary milestone, one of the components of the movement that I am especially proud of is our youth development work. BLACK GIRLS LEAD (BGL) was established to nourish the next generation of young women to become future leaders through mentorship programs that inspire and prepare them to change the world.”

Marcie Nymark, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Microsoft states “We’re honored to be partnering with BLACK GIRLS ROCK! to support the BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference to ensure these skills are accessible and impactful for this next generation of leaders.”

For more information about BLACK GIRLS ROCK! visit www.blackgirlsrock.com. Follow Black Girls Rock! on Twitter and Instagram at @BLACKGIRLSROCK and #BLACKGIRLSROCK and #BLACKGIRLSLEAD.



BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® (BGR!) is a global women’s empowerment movement and multifaceted media, entertainment, philanthropic and lifestyle brand, dedicated to inspiring, and celebrating women and girls of color. The annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK® Awards is the biggest celebration of the nexus of achievements of exemplary women of color who break boundaries, blaze trails, and set trends across sectors. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity of the brand, is devoted to the healthy positive identity development of young women and girls by providing programs that support critical thinking, leadership development, sisterhood, innovation, civic engagement and career exposure. For additional information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK!®, visit http://www.blackgirlsrock.com.

August 4, 2021 9:00am ET by Shore Fire Media  

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