Join us for a critical new workshop series, Voices Rise: Black Women in Leadership, in partnership with Alliance member BlackFemaleProject and led by their Founder, Precious Stroud.


How can we use lessons learned from intersectional lived experiences and center the voices of those who navigate complex social structures to teach us how to lead with love, and empathize with those who represent difference in our lives? How can we use our voices to counter pervasive racism and sexism in schools, outside of school, in the workplace, and beyond?


Through panel discussions, small group conversations, and equity-centered operational and culture design, attendees will talk through, listen, reflect, and respond to gain insight, create empathy, and center blackness in an effort to celebrate and begin to understand how Black women and girls can and do thrive. By elevating positive models and affirming gender identity (in multiple forms), together we will challenge race and gender biases by learning new ways of thinking about others.


Attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of how structural -isms show up for Black women and girls in the workplace and other settings, and insight into their own experiences as Black or non-Black women
  • Hear inspiring personal stories from Black women who lead organizations focused on girls
  • Learn effective tactics for supporting Black women who are in positions of authority and/or who hold positional power, as well as tactics to support the leadership of Black girls
  • Technical assistance to support navigation and implementation of tools and practices
  • A closing workshop to touch base, debrief, and share lessons learned


Workshop Series Schedule

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

8:30 AM Check-In/Breakfast

9:00 AM -1:45 PM Workshop

In-Person Workshop

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Digital Technical Assistance Session

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

In-Person Closing Session


Both in-person sessions will take place at Oakstop14 located at 274 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided during the first session, and light snacks will be provided in the closing session.


About the Facilitator

Precious J. Stroud

Founder of BlackFemaleProject

Principal of PJS Consultants


Precious J. Stroud is an American Express Leadership Academy, Campaign for Black Male Achievement fellow alumna and former Black Public Media Artist-in-Residence. Precious, and her team at PJS Consultants, helps organizations increase their market position by telling the right stories at the right time. Leading creative teams toward storytelling with a positive narrative lens, Precious eliminates harmful stereotypes from social enterprise marketing. In 2014, Precious founded the BlackFemaleProject to counter the effects of systemic race and gender bias in the workplace. A research-based effort, BlackFemaleProject collects lessons learned and words of wisdom from African American women and women of African descent. The multi-layered media project reveals how Black women have survived and thrived in a post-affirmative action era, reducing the impact of structural racism and empowering a generation.


This workshop is $95 for non-members. Members receive one free registration and 30% off subsequent registrations. Email Kailin at for the members-only promo code. Not a member? Join us!

The workshop venue is wheel-chair accessible. If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. We'll make every effort to provide them.

*“Girls” refers to gender expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth).

Voices Rise: Black Women in Leadership

  • Tuesday Mar 03 2020, 8:30 AM - 1:45 PM, Tuesday Mar 17 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Tuesday Mar 31 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • 274 14th Street
    United States