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35 years ago, in 1983, Black women and girls established roots for a social movement and created a legacy of leadership for justice that is inclusive of all people. This movement laid the foundation for Be Present, Inc. 


26 years ago, in 1992, Be Present, Inc. was created to advance a more just society by supporting people to be effective leaders in creating thriving families, schools, workplaces, and communities.





National Black and Female Leadership Conference

Black Women's Leadership in Building Inclusive

Movements for Social Justice


Thursday, June 21 - Sunday June 24, 2018



Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Retreat Center

135 Forrest Hills Road 

Dahlonega, GA 30533


Participate in a community of practice with people from different backgrounds.


Be present in a collaborative circle that honors Black women’s leadership and engages people across the broad spectrum of diversity of race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, age, ability, etc. so that we can address the issues that divide and authentically partner to co-create peace and justice for all.


This conference is facilitated by Black women and girls who recently completed an 18-month quarterly training series entitled Black & Female Leadership Institute and are trainers and facilitators in the Be Present Empowerment Model®. Partnering with this core group of leaders are trainers and facilitators within the Be Present, Inc. diverse national network. Together we will share lessons learned in using the Be Present Empowerment Model® to explore how the daily experiences of race, gender, class and power dynamics and ‘isms’ affect us and our capacity to build authentic relationships across differences.





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