2018 Schedule

Our Speakers and Logistics teams have been working hard to curate a day filled with main stage panels and breakout sessions that will keep you wanting to snap and shout, "YAAAS" , "WERRRK" , "SLAAY" or all of the above! Please see below for our summit schedule.


9:00 AM - 10:00AM Registration & Breakfast

Registration will take place on the second floor of the McDonough School of Business directly outside of Lohrfink Auditorium. Please come prepared with your eventbrite registration confirmation email. 


10:00 AM Welcome to BRAVE

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The Opening Address will be given by the BRAVE Directors and Georgetown University president John J. DeGioia.  



10:30 AM What's Joy Got To Do With It: Discussing Black Girl Joy

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Have you ever struggled in embracing the beauty, brains and self confidence that is emboldened in the Black female form? Historically, Black women have been negatively portrayed in the media for the things they say and do, yet now we see society continuously appropriating these same aspects of Black female culture. Rather than internalizing the stereotypes or letting others benefit from our acclaim, the Black Girl Joy movement has become a lively stream of consciousness that influences clothing, music, hair and the arts.

11:40 AM BreakOut Session #1 

Breakout 1 -  Authenticity in the Workforce (Sponsored by Deloitte)

Breakout 2 - Protecting and Publicizing our Images: Black Women in Public Relations

Breakout 3 - Create You: An Unconventional Path to a Creative Career

Breakout 4 - Activism’s Height: Dance, Music, Words that foster healing, create identity and combat stereotypes



12:30 PM Lunch | Networking | Vendor Booths

Lunch will be catered and held on the 4th floor in the Fisher Colloquium. During this time we welcome our guests to enjoy music spun by DJ Tomyay (@tomiyeyo), utilize our photobooth to capture the instagram worthy moments, and check out the #DOPE vendors we have. Vendors will be downstairs on the 1st floor in Shea Undergrad Commons. Make sure you stop by to grab the freebies.

2:00 PM BreakOut Session #2

Breakout 5 - Arts and Education: Black Women in Education

Breakout 6 -  Bridging Academia, Activism, and the African Diaspora

Breakout 7 - Front and Center: Black Women in the Media and Entertainment Industry  

Breakout 8 - The Gospel Truth: Black Women in Ministry



3:00 PM Power Players

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First, you claim a seat at the table. Then, you run the show. This main stage panel will feature Black women who are powerhouses in their careers. Key topics that are emphasized are the life of a Black woman in the executive seat, strategies for navigating bureaucracy and life lessons on remaining true to one’s ideals and values. The women on this panel will share their experience and insights into the world of Black entertainment, providing attendees with inspiration and motivation to play the game with the end in mind.

4:00 PM The Women Who Raised Us: A Conversation with Amanda Seales

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5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Thank You's 

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