“Know that with clear vision, focused intention and a strategic action plan, a unified group of committed citizens can transform their neighborhood to create a safe, beautiful, empowered community. With clear vision and commitment to share your gifts and live your divine purpose with courage, creativity and community, consciously liberated women and men can collectively co-create a world that works for all.”– Harriet Tubman Wright
Continuing to acknowledge Black women trailblazers, movers, and shakers, those who have defied the odds, broken the barriers, and raised the bar of excellence in every field of endeavor!
Educators & Scientists – Mary McLeod Bethune, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Johnetta Cole, Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, Marva Collins, Septima Clark, Ruth B. Love-Holloway, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Rita Pierson, Inez Beverly Prosser, Dr. Jeanne L. Noble, Barbara Hillary, Dr. Mae Jemison, Shirley Ann Jackson, Marie Van Britton Brown, Bessie Coleman, Henrietta Lacks, Hattie Carwell…
Entrepreneurs – Madam CJ Walker, Dominique Reighard-Brooks, Sheila Johnson, Janice Bryant Howroyd, Lisa Price, Noelle Santos, Amber Williams, SaVonne Anderson…
Media – Ida B. Wells, Charlayne Hunter Gault, Susan Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, Jerri Lange, Njera Perkins, Tracee Ellis Ross, Danielle Young, Gia Peppers, Jasmyn Lawson, Janice Edwards…
Public Office – Kamala Harris, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Mosely Braun, Barbara Jordan, Regina Benjamin, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Stacey Abrams; total of 26 Black women – all Democrats – serve at the start of the 117th Congress…
Spiritual Leaders – Bishop Leontine Kelly, Iyanla Vanzant, Rev. Johnnie Colemon, Bishop Dr. Barbara King, Rev. Clara Ward, Rev Elouise Oliver, Bishop Yvette Flunder, Pastor Jacqueline Thompson, Bishop Ernestine Cleveland Reems, Rev Francione, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Rev. Susan Johnson Clark, Rev. Sara Jakes Roberts…
Category of Her Own – Michelle Obama
We can look to these women of influence, power, and leadership; revolutionary women of courage, wisdom, faith, and talent who have changed the world and are changing the world, to help fuel our own desires to BE the change we seek for ourselves and our world!
I’m most impressed by some of the younger women who are shattering glass ceilings and barriers that perhaps our grandmothers and mothers could only dream.
- Is there someone on this list that motivates you to learn more?
- In what ways can you apply the lessons of their trials, tribulations and triumphs?
- What qualities do the women listed above have in common?
- Who are other Black Women of the Diaspora you would add to the list?
- In what ways can you cultivate greater influence and leadership?
Activating Women’s (R)evolutionary Leadership is an upcoming course. Learn more: https://thewrightresort.com/womens-revolutionary-leadership-course/
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“These times call for us to break free from mental and emotional bondage and make use of our finest talents. This is also the call of our individual and collective soul to be healed, healthy and whole.”– Harriet Tubman Wright