Women's E3 Virtual Summit

Empowerment. Entrepreneurship. Engagement.

On September 24, the Museum hosted the 2020 Women's E3 Virtual summit bringing together today’s most exciting voices in the national movement for voting rights, health equity, and social justice.

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Our 2020 Participants

Yolanda Yvette Adams, Gospel Singer

Melanie L. Campbell, President / CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Aalayah Eastmond, Parkland survivor, Gun Control and Racial Equity Activist

Lesli Foster, Weeknight Anchor, WUSA 9

Amanda Gorman, Inaugural U.S. Youth Poet Laureate, youth activist

Patrice A. Harris, MD MA, Former President, American Medical Association

Sunny Hostin, Cohost, The View

Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Sheinelle Jones, Cohost, TODAY Show

Dr. Bernice King, CEO, Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Museum Leadership

Dr. Spencer Crew, Interim Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Deputy Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Made for this Moment: Celebrating Four Years!

Since opening on September 24, 2016, the Museum has used programs like the Women’s E3 Summit to spark critical conversations about race and challenge audiences to transform their understanding of the African American experience.

And now, when the world needs us the most, we are launching the  Fourth Anniversary Challenge  to raise $400,000 to help us reach even broader global audiences with the Museum’s powerful messages of inspiration, resiliency, and hope. Can you please help us meet the challenge by making a special donation of $25 or more today?

As a special thank you, our most generous contributors will receive special recognition during the Summit. Click the Donate button below to find out how you can be listed among our Fourth Anniversary Challenge Champions.

Donate Here

Past Keynotes and Participants

Stacey Abrams, Former Georgia House Democratic Leader

Watch a musical performance, panel discussion, and the keynote address from our 2019 summit.

Rosalind Brewer
COO of Starbucks

Ruth E. Carter
Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer

Lesli Foster
WUSA 9 Weeknight Anchor

Ayanna Gregory
Actor, Dramatist, Educator, and Activist

Ethiopia Habtemariam
President of Motown Records, Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group

Carla Hall
Television Personality, NMAAHC Culinary Amabassador, Celebrity Chef, Author

Sheinelle Marie Jones
Co-anchor, Weekend Today

Yara Shahidi
Actor, Model, Activist

Keri Shahidi
Educator, Commercial Actress, Wife and Mother

Fredricka Whitfield
CNN News Host

Oprah Winfrey, Media Proprietor, Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist

Watch the 2018 keynote address

Beverly Bond
Founder, CEO, Executive Producer Black Girls Rock!

The Honorable Alexis Herman
First African American U.S. Secretary of Labor

Cathy Hughes
Founder and Chairperson, Urban One, Inc.

Phyllis A. James
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer, MGM Resorts

Sheinelle Marie Jones
Co-host, Today Show

Brittany Packnett
Vice President, Teach for America, Activist, Writer

Lisa Price
Founder, Carol's Daughter

Fredricka Whitfield
CNN News Host

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  • Left to Right, Fredricka Whitfield, Deputy Director, Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Cathy Hughes, and Founding Director Lonnie Bunch
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