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

Alex Shade

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
CUNA Mutual Group

Shelia Stubbs

Wisconsin State Representative, District 77
& Chair, Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus

Nichelle Nichols

Artist, Educator, Change Agent

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Senior fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute in the Morehouse School of Medicine
Past President, American Public Health Association

Angela Doyinsola Aina, MPH

Co-Founder and Executive Director
Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum
University of
Wisconsin-Madison

Morathi “M.” Adams

Co-Executive Director
Freedom, Inc.

Jacquelyn L. Boggess

Lecturer on Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work & Member, the NINA Collective

Angela Russell

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
CUNA Mutual Group

Dr. Michelle Robinson

Director of the Office of the Inspector General & Equity and Systems Change Research and Policy Officer (ESCRPO),
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Dr. Cheryl Wood

CEO, Cheryl Empowers & International Empowerment Speaker

Beatrice Dixon

CEO
The Honey Pot Company 

Kara Stevens

The Frugal Feminista

T.R. Williams

Assistant Deputy Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Angela Lang

Executive Director
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

Dalvery Blackwell

Executive Director
African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN), Milwaukee, WI

Jetheda Hernandez

Founder & CEO
Consult Square Group

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

Martinez White

CEO & Executive Producer
Intuition Productions, LLC

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

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Daily Agenda — Day 1 — Friday, September 24, 2021
8:00 - 9:00am — Virtual Networking & Wellness Marketplace & Music
Visit the FFBWW-BWWDAY Virtual Booths for Swag, Raffle Prize Entry & More!

Visit Our Virtual Booth, Sponsors, 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

Featuring FFBWW CEO & Guests:

Lisa Peyton-Caire, Founder, CEO & President, The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness & Founder/Host, Black Women’s Wellness Day

Nyra Jordan, Social Impact Investment Director, American Family Institute for Corporate & Social Impact

Alex Shade, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, CUNA Mutual Group

Representative Shelia A. Stubbs, Wisconsin District 77; and Chair, Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus

Nichelle Nichols, Spoken Word Artist, Award Winning Educator, & Social Justice Advocate

 

9:45 - 10:45am — Opening Expert Panel - The State of Black Women's Health in America: Building the Future We Deserve!

With Featured Expert Guests:

Angela Aina, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Black Mamas Matter Alliance

 

Morathi “M.” Adams, Co-Executive Director, Freedom, Inc.

 

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:45 - 11:00am — Musical Interlude with DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell

With Special Guest, Vanessa McDowell aka DJ ACE

11:00 - 12:00pm — Morning Plenary Session: The State of Black Women's Health in Wisconsin - Where We Are Now & How We Build the Future We Deserve

With Special Guest Panelists:

T.R. Williams, JD, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Angela Lang, Executive Director, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)

Dalvery Blackwell, Co-founder & Executive Director, African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN)

 

12:00 - 12:15pm — 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

12:15 - 1:15PM — Virtual Luncheon Keynote Address - Securing the Health Equity Black Women Deserve: Why We Must, How We Can
Featuring:

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD 

Join pre-eminent national expert Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD for an urgent presentation on the state of health of Black women and our families and communities in the United States, and the root causes of the deep racial disparities we are fighting to overcome. Get informedas Dr. Jones points us toward the actions and solutions we must take to secure the health we deserve!

Dr. Jones’ fearless leadership and advocacy to advance health equity for Black women, families, and our communities will call us all into action!

Do not miss this session!

1:15 - 1:30pm — Musical Interlude with DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell

With Special Guest, Vanessa McDowell aka DJ ACE

1:30 - 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 Power Hour TalkBack: Claiming Our Power to Build the Future We Deserve!

With Special Guest Panelists:

Angela Russell, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Vice President, CUNA Mutual Foundation at CUNA Mutual
Group

Jacquelyn Boggess, University of Wisconsin School of Social Work, & Member, The Nina Collective

2:45 - 3:00pm — Musical Interlude with DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell

With Special Guest, Vanessa McDowell aka DJ ACE

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 DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell

With Special Guest, Vanessa McDowell aka DJ ACE

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
8:00 - 8:30am (Day 2 only) — Morning Meditation & Yoga with Keena Atkinson
8:30 - 9:00am — 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!

9:00 - 10:00am — Opening Keynote Address - Building the Thriving Future You Deserve! - Featuring Dr. Cheryl Wood

10:00 - 11:00am — Concurrent Sessions: Senior Women Morning Workshop OR Networking & Wellness Marketplace
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* 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 on staying safe, strong & vibrant!

 

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10:00 – 11:00am — 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!

Visit our Networking Board or Photo Booth!

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!


12:00 - 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 Panel #3 - Black Women in Business: Building & Owning the Future We Deserve

As the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs in the country, Black women are breaking new ground, blazing new trails and creating solutions we need through innovative products, services and companies driven by purpose. Though big gaps remain in our access to capital and networks to grow large-scale sustainable businesses, many Black women are defying the odds and overcoming obstacles to create successful enterprises.

Join this powerhouse panel of trailblazing national business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and problem solvers as they inform and inspire us to create the solutions, ownership and generational wealth we deserve through business!

Featuring Our Guest Speakers


Beatrice Dixon, CEO & Founder, The Honey Pot Company Founder


Jetheda Hernandez, CEO, Consult Square Group

1:30 - 2:00pm — Live Fitness Stage! Let's WERQ with Keena Atkinson!

*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: New Leaders Speak!
3:00 - 3:15pm — Musical Interlude with Guest DJ Martinez White

Featuring Guest DJ, Martinez White, CEO & Executive Producer, Intuition Productions

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!