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  • Writer's pictureMs. Donshay

40+ Conferences where Black Women can THRIVE!




Are you ready to level up your game and find inspiration, whether you're a business owner or not? Picture this: a weekend filled with empowerment and motivation, crafted especially for Black women excelling in every aspect of life!


Imagine immersing yourself in a vibrant community of dreamers and achievers, all radiating that unmistakable #blackgirlmagic energy. That's the essence of these must-attend conferences. Whether you're an entrepreneur, climbing the corporate ladder, or simply seeking personal growth, these events are tailored to celebrate our voices, foster growth, and honor our culture.


Now, let's talk about representation. It's rare to find conferences that authentically celebrate and uplift Black women without constraints. But fret not! I've curated a comprehensive list of over 40 conferences that do just that. From empowering speaker sessions to impactful brand activations, these events are designed to empower you, regardless of your path.


As you plan your year, don't miss out on these top-notch conferences. Because, let's face it, Black women thrive when we come together. We need that space to connect, share our victories and challenges, and uplift each other.


This year, let's prioritize showing up for ourselves and one another. Whether advocating at legislative meetings, forging valuable connections, or simply embracing our authenticity, there's something for every facet of our Black womanhood.


Ready to dive in? Explore this comprehensive guide to over 40 unmissable events guaranteed to inspire and empower you, no matter where you are in your journey. They may not be the only ones out there, but trust me, they're absolute gems worth adding to your calendar. Let's seize the moment, queens!


Looking for more empowering content for Black women? Dive into our comprehensive guide to the top conferences designed to fuel your growth and celebrate your brilliance!



AdColor – Los Angeles, CA

November 14-16, 2024


The ADCOLOR Conference is the premier diversity gathering for professionals at all levels.


AfroTech24 – Houston, TX

November 13, 2024


Get ready to connect with a global community of 20,000+ Black tech innovators during digital and in-person events filled with dynamic programming on emerging trends, networking opportunities with industry leaders, and conversations with top tech recruiters.


March 27-30, 2024


The Women of Power Summit is a professional leadership conference designed especially for executive women of color.


Black Magic Reimagined Summit – 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a freelancer, a business owner, or a corporate queen, you'll walk away with actionable insights, insider intel, and loads of inspiration. We have two days filled with wellness, connectivity, wealth guidance, supporting Black-owned businesses, inspirational convos and so much more!


Black Maternal & Child Health Summit – 2024 Location TBD

April 18, 2024


This one-day Conference, hosted by and for Black Women, is intended for Black Women and Black Birthing People who are Mothers, Birthing Parents, Birth Workers, Community Leaders, and Black Women Reproductive Justice advocates in Wisconsin who are ready to join forces to share our successes and to drive solutions together.


Black Professionals Summit – South Florida

November 8-10, 2024


The summit is jacked with sessions and experiences with our goals in mind. Make great connections, get clear on your goals, and map out the legacy plan of your dreams.


Black Professionals Summit – South Florida

November 8-10, 2024


The summit is jacked with sessions and experiences with our goals in mind. Make great connections, get clear on your goals, and map out the legacy plan of your dreams.

 

Black Tech Week – Cincinnati, OH

July 16-19, 2024


Black Tech Weekend is a fully sponsored event, we rely on the contributions of forward thinking community leaders, corporations and individuals to connect Founders of color to the content and opportunities their businesses need to thrive.


Black Travel Summit – 2024 Location TBD

October 10-13, 2024


Black Travel Summit is steadfastly committed to fostering an empowering and inclusive environment for the Black travel community.


Black Woman Leading Live – Virginia Beach, VA

May 13-16, 2024


The premier leadership development conference to help Black women professionals learn, heal, and grow in their leadership capacity.

 

September 7-8 or September 14-15, 2024 (To be Finalized)


Black Women in Data Summit centers Black women's point of view in all spaces where data lives, offers opportunities for Black women to expand their data skills and communicates issues and recommendations critical to BlTheirdvancement in the data workforce.


2024 Dates TBD


Black Women In Media annual awards and conferences gather thousands of women and provide awe-inspiring experiences. The Conference consists of a series of 30+ panels, workshops, and keynote speakers.


Black Women Thrive – 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


The mission of the "Black Women Thrive" Summit is to empower women with the tools and resources to aid in dismantling the many systemic barriers affecting the daily lives of Black women. We are amplifying the voices of powerful leaders and change agents for inspiration to guide us on the journey to reclaim our time, power, and confidence to THRIVE!

 

July 26-27, 2024


The Black Women's Empowerment Weekend is a highly anticipated premiere event exclusively designed for Black women and girls and open to those who support, stand with, and bet on Black women. Black Women's Empowerment Weekend 2023 included a Friday Summit and Saturday Brunch. The Summit will feature workshops and guest speakers to guide lively discussions on relationships, health and wellness, finances, career and entrepreneurship, and individual social responsibility.


Black Women's Wellness Day – Madison, WI

September 28, 2024


Black Women's Wellness Day (BWWDAY) is the signature annual event of the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness. It aims to inform, inspire, and empower Black women of all ages to build, lead, and sustain healthy, wellness-centered lives, families, and communities.

 

August 19-21, 2024


The Black Is Tech Conference creates a platform for black tech professionals, students, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to connect, learn, and gain the best professional and business development resources.

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February 24-26, 2024


Step into the extraordinary world of beauty at Bronner Bros, the unrivaled leader in the industry and the most extraordinary beauty show on earth. Marvel at stunning live demonstrations, competitions, and awe-inspiring performances while connecting with like-minded individuals and expanding your knowledge to unlock your true beauty potential.


August 2-4, 2024


BWe is the nation's largest, longest-running, most-respected intergenerational exposition targeting Black Women and their families where Sisters gather for information, inspiration, and ultimately elevation!


CurlFest – New York, NY

July 20, 2024



CURLFEST® is the largest natural beauty festival in America and is 100% owned by Black women.CURLFEST® is an empowering and uniquely magical experience where women and girls of every shade, shape, and size can come and be celebrated for who they are unconditionally


Doula Expo- 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


It is the first and only festival for birth workers, families, caregivers, and the brands and organizations designed to support them.

 

Essence Festival of Culture – New Orleans, LA

July 4-7, 2024


Often referred to as "a party with a purpose," the Essence Festival of Culture promotes, celebrates, and explores health & wellness, spirituality, beauty & style, food, community & culture, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and much more within the African American community.


2024 Dates TBD


The annual Conference calls for us to reflect on the process and methods we use to bring forth our critical work for our people. Specifically, it asks us how we have used and continue to use our African spirituality to change our lives and those of the people we serve.


MogulCon - 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


MogulCon is about providing attendees with the resources to help them build a sustainable strategy and accelerate the growth of themselves and their businesses.


NAACP National Convention – Las Vegas, NV

July 13-17, 2024


The NAACP National Convention is an empowering and immersive experience each year to celebrate our community's collective power. The Convention attracts innovative change-makers, thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, scholars, entertainers, influencers, and creatives to network and exchange ideas.


July 31-Aug 4, 2024


The NABJ Convention & Career Fair is the premier multi-day Conference for journalism education, career development, networking, and innovation.


September 17-21, 2024


The NBMBAA 45th Annual Conference and Exposition has something for professionals at every stage of their careers.


2024 Dates TBD


The Conference is the nation's largest and most influential civil rights and urban advocacy event.


July 10-13, 2024


For twenty-two years, the PowerNetworking™ Conference has been the home of black entrepreneurs looking to connect, grow, and prosper.


Power Rising – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 8-11, 2024


Power Rising provides a space for Black women to turn power into action and create an actionable agenda to be implemented in their communities and nationally that leverages our social, political, professional, cultural, and economic power and influence for the betterment of ourselves, our communities, and our country.


May 16-18, 2024


A conference built from the perspective of women, the goal is to showcase the brilliance of Black women in tech, create a stage for our experiences, foster deep connections, and create real funding opportunities.


ROI: The Millionaire Summit – San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 17-19, 2024


ROI: The Millionaire Summit is a conference for people who want to build a successful business and generational wealth.


Sistahs in Business Expo Tour – Newark, New Jersey & Atlanta, GA

2024 Dates Vary based on location


The Sistahs in Business Expo (SIB Expo) is the country's only multi-city small business expo and community created specifically to celebrate and educate entrepreneurial women of color (the largest and fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the country) by providing an affordable and accessible platform where women of color can showcase their products and services while gaining valuable resources and information.


Sistas in Sales – 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


Sistas in Sales is an authentic place to find a "sista" in your professional sales career. We unite women of color together in a series of networking events, panel discussions, and socials. We provide mentorship, access to Fortune 500 sales leaders, and the education needed to advance your sales career from women who have been in your shoes.


Sisters Inc Summit – 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


A one-day event 100% dedicated to Black women entrepreneurs—the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America. Our event will feature some of the country's most powerful and dynamic women small business owners in a candid conversation with each other and the corporations and investors who support us.

 

The Best Me Conference – 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


The Best Me Conference is a jam-packed, day-long conference for and by Black women to fellowship together and discuss topics such as career, mentorship, and relationships. The Best Me Conference is for women working to become their best selves on all fronts. It was created to support Black women of all ages looking to level up their lives and seeking support. We will impart resources, experiences, and advice to form your road map to success.


The MomferenceWashington DC

June 7-9, 2024


The Momference is not your typical Conference. It's an experience of Black Mom Magic + HBCU Homecoming Experience + Yoga Mornings. Yep, this unicorn of a space exists.


Women and Wine Weekend – 2024 Location TBD

2024 Dates TBD


This is not just another women's empowerment conference. This is an explosive experience focused on every facet of the whole woman. Over two days, we will motivate, empower, and inspire, as well as educate and offer resources in entrepreneurship, female health, wellness, mental health, relationship health, and so much more.


arch 16, 2024


Welcome to our annual Women in Business Networking Conference, where we showcase the latest in cutting-edge technologies and innovations. Join us for a day event with keynote speeches, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities. Our goal is to provide attendees with a unique experience that will leave you inspired, informed, connected, and EMPOWERED!


2024 Dates TBD


Women of Color and Capital™ is where diverse women entrepreneurs and professionals come together to learn about money, finance, business capital, and investing from a 360-degree lens. , each year.

 

Women of Color Empowerment Conference – Fort Lauderdale, FL

September 13-15, 2024


The Women of Color Empowerment Conference focuses on educating and motivating dynamic women of color to lead organizations, launch effective campaigns, and take full advantage of technology in today's marketplace.


April 25, 2024


The Women of Color in Business Summit is a wealth-building event reserved for women seeking support, funding, and connections.


July 2-3, 2024


Women Of Project Management® is the only community dedicated to supporting and amplifying the voices of women and women of color in every specialty of the project management industry worldwide. This Conference is our safe space to gather in the community, in person, each year.

 

If you know of any other conferences I can add to this list, please feel free to comment below!!



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