BLACK GIRLS LEAD
BLACK GIRLS LEAD (BGL) is a four-day digital leadership conference for young women of color ages 13-17. This year’s program is powered by Microsoft and offers tools and resources to support girls in becoming dynamic leaders, creators, and innovators.
The BLACK GIRLS LEAD Conference is designed to affirm Black girls’ brilliance, to cultivate their confidence, to enhance their leadership skills, and to allow fellowship and sisterhood to flourish in a safe girl-centered space. This year’s virtual event will focus on cultural literacy, financial literacy, creativity, innovation, STEM, and critical thinking. Attendees will experience a combination of workshops, master classes, lectures and empowerment panels led by world-class educators, artists, business moguls, research scientists, entertainers and other influencers.APPLY NOW
BGR!Fest™ is a multi-day immersive music and culture experience that celebrates, empowers, and elevates women and girls of color. Inspired by the popular BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™ Awards, BGR! FEST™ brings renowned women musicians, thought-leaders, and creative innovators to the DMV during International Women’s Day Weekend.VIEW
The annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Award show celebrates the nexus of achievements of Black women and girls.VIEW
BGR! BOOK CLUB
The BGR! Book Club is a new initiative with BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® and Microsoft designed to promote community, empowerment, literacy and leadership.
Each month the book club will select an inspirational thought-provoking text for our audience to read and discuss. The author will join us for a live interview conducted by a BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® alumna and powered by Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Store will host each book club event which will be followed by a virtual creative writing workshop led by specialists and inspired by the book’s core themes and motifs.VIEW
ABOUT BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® (BGR) is a global women’s empowerment movement and multifaceted media, entertainment, philanthropic and lifestyle brand, dedicated to inspiring, and celebrating women and girls of color. The annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK® Awards is the biggest celebration of the nexus of achievements of exemplary women of color who break boundaries, blaze trails, and set trends across sectors.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity of the brand, is devoted to the healthy positive identity development of young women and girls by providing programs that support critical thinking, leadership development, sisterhood, innovation, civic engagement and career exposure.
Beverly Bond is an author, DJ, artist, cultural curator, television producer, philanthropist, and thought leader who has blazed trails in music, entertainment and social entrepreneurship.
In 2006, Bond founded BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® to showcase empowering images of women of color. She partnered with BET in 2010 to bring the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Awards to television which garnered over 2.7 million on its television debut.
In 2018, Bond released her first book, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® : Owning Our Magic, Rocking OurTruth, published by Simon & Schuster. She interviewed and featured over 40 powerhouse women, including Michelle Obama, Susan Taylor, Rihanna, Solange, Angela Davis, Mary J. Blige, Yara Shahidi and many more. Bond’s passion and commitment to music, art and culture have solidified her as one of the world’s premier celebrity DJs. She’s brought her versatile talents to the most highly exclusive events and to a myriad of celebrity clients including Prince, Alicia Keys, Michael Jordan, Erykah Badu, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Derrick Jeter, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Z, Martha Stewart, President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and more.
Beverly Bond has earned a number of prestigious recognitions including EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 list of “Most Influential Blacks In America,” three Gracie Awards, four NAACP Image Awards and four Root 100 Awards. Bond has also been given the “Key to the City” and celebrated with her own “Beverly Bond Day” in Rochester, NY by Mayor Lovely.
Mayor Muriel Bowser declared March 6th as
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! DAY in Washington, DC.