• "All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men: But Some of Us are BRAVE" 

    Gloria hull, patricia bell-scott, barbara smith.

    BRAVE was pioneered by several Black women of Georgetown University for the purpose of combating the pervasive, negative media coverage and replacing it with the truth, our truth. We are on a mission to further expose the magic that lies within us.




    The ability to withstand and quickly recover from difficult conditions.

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.


    Having or revealing natural creative skill.

    We use our artistic abilities to convey our story and showcase our uniqueness.



    Mindful, Observant, Alert, #WOKE

    We are mindful and attentive to the possible dangers or difficulties thrown at us. 


    Black women are enough. 


  • PAST Speakers

    We strive for the best of the best.

    2016 Speakers

    Erika Totten, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter DC.

    Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Editor at EBONY

    Schyla Pondexter-Moore, Empower DC

    Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Professor at Georgetown University

    Cylia Lowe-Smith, First Black President of the Junior League of Baltimore

    Rahama Wright, Founder/CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty

    Amanda Brown, Executive Director of the National Women's Business Council

    Judith Harrison, Senior VP Staffing and Diversity & Inclusion at Weber Shandwick

    Angela Stepancic, Founding Principal of LAYC Career Academy

    David Thomas, Prior Dean of the McDonough School of Business

    Nena Beecham, Junior at Georgetown University and Communications Assistant at the Georgetown University Office of Campus Ministry

    Khadija Mohamud, Senior at Georgetown University and President of the Georgetown Muslim Students Association

    Reverend Khristi Adams, Prior Georgetown Chaplain-in-Residence

    Marybeth Onyeukwu, Undocumented Activist and Organizer of the DC Center for Immigrant Justice and ONE DC

    Jennifer Bryant, Income Organizer with ONE DC and working to organizing launch of the DC Black Workers Center

    Dr. Emerald Christopher-Byrd, Professorial Lecturer in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University

    Nicole Beharie, Actress

    LaWanda White, Assistant Director in the Office of Campus Activity Facilities in the Division of Student Affairs at Georgetown University

    Jame Jackson, Motivational Speaker + Writer, FashionBombDaily

    Renleigh Stone, Senior at Georgetown University, Chairperson of GU Queer People of Color

    Bria Wade, Sophomore at Georgetown University, Board Member of GU's NAACP Chapter and resident of Casa Latina

    2016 Speakers

    Arnita Hannon Christmon, Intergovernmental Liaison at the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

    Adeola Olagunju, Advised Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria, Attorney, Team member of World Bank Group’s Women

    Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission

    Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst: Open Society Foundation

    Deputy Mayor Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity

    Meredith Anderson, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University

    Dr. Kesslyn Brade Stennis, Chair, Department of Social Work, Coppin State University and Board President, North American Association of Christian Social Work

    Minister Wendy Hamilton, Georgetown University Chaplain in Residence and Former Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of the NAACP

    Nicole Tinson-Johnson, lead organizer for Millions March Los Angeles and Justice for Ezell Ford rally

    Dr. Soyica Colbert, Author and Associate Professor of African American Studies and Theater and Performance Studies at Georgetown University

    Deitra Wynn Scott, Project Office at the U.S. Department of Health

    Stephanie Estevez, Georgetown University Alumni, COL '16

    Patricia Grant, Interim Senior Dean at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

    Tiffany White, Dean of Academics and Interventions at Kelly Miller Middle School in the District of Columbia public school system

    Rosemary Kilkenny, Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action at Georgetown University

    Khaliyah Legette, Senior at Georgetown University 

    Tanisha Angel Humphrey, Deputy White House Liaison at the United States Department of Labor

  • #BlackGirlMagic

    2017 BRAVE Speakers

    Dr. Marcia Chatelain

    GU Associate Professor of History and Author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration

    Erika Totten

    Daughter of Harriet. Disruptor. Healer. Magical. CEO & Founder, Unchained Co-Creator of Black Lives Matter DC.

    Johnetta Elzie

    black. protester. creator. #CampaignZero

    Khristi Adams

      Author, Speaker, Youth Advocate, Filmmaker & Playwright

    Haili Francis

    Advancement Associate at the Smithsonian. Commissioner at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

    Michele Jawando

    Vice President, Legal Progress at Center for American Progress

    Minna Salami

    Founder of MsAfropolitan, an award-winning feminist blog.

    Dominique Cauley-Butler

    Assistant Principal, DC Public Schools

    Muriel Bowser

    Washington, DC's seventh elected Mayor. Pledged to bring a fresh start to the District of Columbia, create pathways to the middle class for residents, and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency and action.

    Jordyne Blaise

    Renowned diversity, inclusion, and equity consultant and strategist; work focuses on Black women and girls, gender based violence, and privilege and oppression.

    LaWanda White

    Founder, IndependentlyPR

    Assistant Director, Georgetown Event Management Services +

    Communications Consultant, The World Bank


    “Duchess” Harris

    Professor of American Studies at Macalester College, author of Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Clinton; granddaughter of "Hidden Figure" Miriam Mann

    Nina Smith

    Deputy Director, IMPACT. Publicist for The Root.com, worked for Governor Martin O’Malley in comms.

    Deidre Jefferies

    Designer, Label: ESPION Atelier. Costume designer for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

    April Reign

    Managing Editor of Broadway Black, practiced law for 20 years, creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

    Kimberly Foster

    Founder and editor-in-chief of For Harriet, a multiplatform digital community for Black women that reaches over 2 million visitors a month

    Marsha Dixon

    Councilwoman (Ward 1), Riverdale Park, MD; Special Counsel at US Securities and Exchange Commission

    Aerica Banks

    Patent policy analyst in Google's DC office, COO of the Asian Google Network, DC Diversity Markets Partner Liaison, Prior political appointee in the Obama Administration.

    Jessica Rucker

    High School Humanities Inclusion teacher + adjunct professor with

    the Georgetown University Institute of College Preparation.

    Chanelle Hardy

    Public Policy: Strategic Outreach and External Partnerships, Google. Dedicated to advancing policies that promote economic growth, opportunity and justice

    Lindsay Adams

    Communications Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton; curator + owner of award winning lifestyle blog, 2ndandL, + behind #IPaintinHeels.

    Dr. Zelaika S. Hepworth Clarke

    Sexuality educator, Consultant,

    Sexosopher, Cultural and Clinical Sexologist, African-Centered Social Worker, and Decolonizing Autoethnographer

    Zakiya Jackson

    Vice President of Trainings and Resources for The Expectations Project

    Taylor Griffin

    Deputy Press Secretary to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

  • "You do what you want when you're poppin"

    Meet our poppin' team.

    Jonese Austin


    Kayla Harris


    Ndeye Ndiaye


    Juliette Browne


    Corine Forward

    FB: Corine Forward

    Shola Powell


    Marieli Peralta


    Carla Goodwin


    Kay Threatt


    Ashlie Williams


    Bserat Ghebremicael


    Shakera Vaughan


    Khadija Mohamud

    BRAVE Woman.​

    Rebecca Richard

    BRAVE Woman.​