2021 Agenda

13th Annual Black Women's Wellness Day
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Important Ticket Information

Visit our registration page for all ticket options for attendees ages 13 and older.

Limited Scholarship seats available. Email bwwday@ffbww.org to inquire.

2021 Keynote Speakers & Featured Panelists

Lisa Peyton-Caire

Founder, CEO & President
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness & BWWDAY

Nyra Jordan

Social Impact Investment Director
American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

Beatrice Dixon

CEO
The Honey Pot Company 

Kara Stevens

The Frugal Feminista

Angela Lang

Executive Director
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

Featured Speakers, Presenters & Special Guests

Alia Stevenson

Chief Programs Officer
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Adrian Jones

FFBWW Board Member & UW Health

Debbie Jones, MD

FFBWW Board Member &
Hospitalist, SSM Health – St Mary’s Hospital

Keena Atkinson

WERQ Instructor & Owner
R’oujie Wellness

Suliah Apatira

Spelman College

Dija Manly

Stanford University

Khaleah Monger

The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Daily Agenda Overview

Friday & Saturday, September 24-25, 2021

Visit often for Speaker Updates

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Daily Agenda — Day 1 — Friday, September 24, 2021
8:00 - 9:00am — Virtual Networking & Wellness Marketplace

Visit the FFBWW-BWWDAY Virtual Booth for Swag, Raffle Prize Entry & More!

Visit Our Virtual Photo Booth to snap your selfies!
Visit Vendors & Exhibitors to shop & explore (Marketplace open throughout day)

9:00 - 9:45am — Official Welcome, Opening & Acknowledgments - Lisa Peyton-Caire, Founder, CEO & President with Special Guests
9:55 - 10:55am — Opening Expert Panel - The State of Black Women's Health in America: Building the Future We Deserve!
10:55 - 11:05am — Musical Interlude with Guest DJ
11:00 - 11:45am — Morning Plenary Session: Speaker Announcements Coming Soon!
11:45am - 12:00pm — Sponsor & Partner Messages and Exhibitor Spotlights

Special Video Greetings by:

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway

Tanya Atkinson, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

12:00 - 1:00PM — Virtual Luncheon Keynote Address - Speaker Announcement Coming Soon!

Featuring Dr. Joia Crear Perry, MD, Founder & President, National Birth Equity Collaborative

Join pre-eminent national expert Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, for an urgent presentation offering a current and comprehensive view of the status of Black maternal and child health in the United States.  Get informed and activated to join the movement to improve Black maternal and child health as Dr. Crear-Perry points us toward the actions and solutions we must take to systemically save the lives of Black mothers and babies.

Why is this conversation so important right now? Wisconsin presently ranks #1 in the nation for racial inequality, and first in the nation for Black infant mortality. Likewise Black women in Wisconsin are 5 times more likely to die in childbirth than our white counterparts in WI, and to face the added burden of deep social and economic inequities that threaten family stability and security. This trend is reflected in states across America, and the time is now to turn the tide. Please see our website to read more about local work we are doing to address birth disparities here in Dane County, at www.ffbww.org/savingourbabies; and to review the Saving Our Babies Report.

Dr. Crear-Perry’s fearless leadership and advocacy to advance and spur greater public accountability for improving Black maternal and child health is advancing all of our efforts nationwide.

Do not miss this session!

 

1:00 - 1:15pm — Musical Interlude with Guest DJ
1:15 - 1:45pm — Live Fitness Stage

*Note: Participation in fitness demos at BWWDAY are voluntary, not required, and done at your own risk. Be sure to consult your physician or healthcare provider to ensure you are well enough to participate in this or other classes.

1:45 - 2:45pm — Afternoon Panel - Featuring Special Guests - TBA
2:45 - 3:00pm — Musical Interlude with Guest DJ
3:00 - 4:00pm — Afternoon Panel - Black Girl Excellence! Preparing for & Pursuing Your Dreams! - Speaker Announcement Coming Soon!

Sponsored by A Fund for Women

4:00 - 4:15pm — Musical Interlude with Guest DJ
4:15 - 5:15pm — Closing SisterCircle with Special Guest Panel & PRIZE GIVEAWAYS!!!

Join members of the FFBWW-BWWDAY Team and guests as re-cap our powerful day, engage our guests in a talk-back session, foreshadow Saturday’s agenda, and ANNOUNCE SEVERAL AWESOME PRIZES!

*Be sure to have entered our giveaways at our virtual booth in the Exhibitor tab of the event app!

Continue below for Day 2 Schedule!

Check tomorrow’s schedule here and on the event app to get ready for Day 2!

Daily Agenda — Day 2 — Saturday, September 25, 2021
7:30 - 8:00am (Day 2 only) — Morning Meditation & Yoga
8:00 - 9:15am — Concurrent Sessions: Morning Workshop OR Networking & Wellness Marketplace
* Special Morning Workshop - Living Well at Every Age: Tips for Thriving & Maximizing Your Glow from the Experts! (for Women 62 & Up)

Join us for a special Morning Workshop for Senior Adult Women, ages 62 and older featuring three expert speakers who will inform, inspire and empower you to live your best, healthiest life through and beyond COVID-19. Discussion will cover a range of topics including cancer prevention,  mental health and memory health, physical wellness, and staying safe and strong through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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8:00 – 9:00am — Virtual Networking & Wellness Marketplace

Visit the FFBWW-BWWDAY Virtual Booth for Swag, Raffle Prize Entry & More!

Visit Vendors & Exhibitors to shop & explore (Marketplace open throughout day). Enter Prize Giveaways!

Join our Community Boards to connect with other guests!

9:20 - 9:45am — Official Welcome, Opening & Acknowledgments

Welcome Message by Founding CEO & President Lisa Peyton, FFBWW Team & Sponsors

Special Video Messages by Madison Gas & Electric and Public Officials

Morning Prize Announcement!

9:45 - 10:45am — Opening Keynote Address - Building the Thriving Future You Deserve! - Speaker Announcement Coming Soon!
10:50 - 11:00am — Musical Interlude with Guest DJ
11:00am - 12:00pm — Morning Keynote #2 - Building the Wealth You Deserve! With Kara Stevens, The Frugal Feminista

Featuring Kara Stevens, The Frugal Feminista 

Join money expert Kara Stevens for a power-hour of financial wellness and guidance on mapping your way to wealth! Kara has coached thousands of women and clients into more stable and fulfilling financial lives through her Frugal Feminista brand, and now is your chance to benefit from her wisdom as you create your blueprint to financial freedom!

This session is proudly sponsored by Summit Credit Union!

12:15 - 12:30pm — Sponsor & Exhibitor Spotlights

*Be sure to visit our Exhibitor and Sponsor spaces in the event app to shop, connect and enter into prize giveaways!

12:30 - 1:30PM — Virtual Luncheon Keynote #3-- Speaker Announcement Coming Soon!

Featuring Dr. Angela Cudger, Founder & Director of the Legacy Holistic Health Institute & Metaphysical Practitioner!

Be first in line to hear this life-bearing message from one of our country’s top wellness coaches and holistic health experts! Dr. Angela Cudger will MOVE US to new levels as we TRANSCEND our present circumstances and commit to THRIVING IN A NEW WORLD as #WellBlackWomen !

Angela will offer a powerful session,Ignite Your Life! Steps to Powerful Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness for A New Age!’ We suggest you have no distractions during this session, and grab your paper and pen to capture the powerful wisdom and tangible tools Dr. Cudger will share!
If you need transformational, invigorating, soul-shifting energy in your life right now, grab your seat and get ready to be ELEVATED!

1:30 - 2:00pm — Live Fitness Stage

*Note: Participation in fitness demos at BWWDAY are voluntary, not required, and done at your own risk. Be sure to consult your physician or healthcare provider to ensure you are well enough to participate in this or other classes.

2:00 - 3:00pm — Afternoon Panel Session: TBA
3:00- 3:15pm — Musical Interlude with Guest DJ
3:20 - 4:30pm — Closing SisterCircle & Prize Giveaways! THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!

Join us as we wrap-up #BWWDAY together with a collective conversation and commitment to forging ahead as #WellBlackWomen!