BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ is a multifaceted media, entertainment, philanthropic, and lifestyle brand that focuses on the empowerment of women and girls of color. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ platform encompasses numerous experiential live events, media content, merchandise, and programs including the internationally acclaimed televised BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards, BLACK GIRL MAGIC Hour podcast, BGR Fest!, an annual three-day festival held in DC during international Women’s Day weekend, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Inc., a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, and the BLACK GIRLS LEAD summer leadership intensive for teen girls. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ movement continues to be a leading force in highlighting the spectrum of brilliance that Black women possess, and remain at the vanguard of a cultural  paradigm shift where Black women’s narratives, overall presence in society, and  prominence in mainstream media are being elevated and recognized like never before.


The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! brand has a plethora of impactful pro-social programs that empower girls of color across the globe. We are committed to mentoring, enriching, and educating the next generation of young women leaders by giving girls the tools needed to develop leadership skills, improve academic achievements, refine critical thinking, promote social awareness and increase civic engagement, so that they may find their voice, define their truth, and own their agency.

Our educational and developmental pedagogies highlight teamwork and collective responsibility for emerging thought leaders and change agents. The research and testimonies acquired over the past decade also reveal quantitative data that supports our approach to education and empowerment work.

BLACK GIRLS LEAD (BGL) is a five-day residential conference for girls ages 13-17 held in New York City from July 28-August 2, 2019. The BGL conference provides its participants with the opportunity to engage in culturally relevant pedagogy, enhance their civic awareness, develop their leadership skills and foster a global sisterhood in a safe and welcoming environment. This summer intensive welcomes participants from across the globe and features a series of panels, lectures, and workshops designed to fortify critical thinking, entrepreneurship, social awareness, financial literacy, college preparation, professional goals, creativity, and more.


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