2022 Virtual Agenda

14th Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day

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.

Keynote Speakers

Linda Goler
Blount, MPH

President & CEO

Black Women’s Health Imperative


Author, “Our Black Year”
Founder, The Empowerment Experiment Foundation, Inc.
Creator, “The Black Owned Hair Care Challenge”


CEO & Founder

Ellie Talks Money and Ellievated Academy

K Love
the Poet
(aka Kendria Harris)

Spoken Word Artist, Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor

National Expert Panelists

National Panelist

Robinson Flint

Executive Director
& Co-Founder

Black Women for Wellness

National Panelist

Hall Trujillo, MPH

Founding Director

Birthing Project USA

National Panelist

Milan A. Spencer,

Associate Director, Workforce Development & Partnerships

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Special Honored Guests


Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

Shelia Stubbs

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

2022 Featured Speakers and Special Guests

Lisa Peyton-Caire

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

Alia Stevenson

Chief Programs Officer
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Nyra Jordan

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

Angela Russell

Chief Diversity Officer
CUNA Mutual Group

dr. monique liston

Founder, Joyful Militant and Chief Strategist
UBUNTU Research and Evaluation

Bianca Shaw

CEO & President
Black Equity & Policy Institute

Zakiyya Sorensen, RN, BSN

Outreach Manager & Engagement Hub Director
University of Wisconsin Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (UW CORE)

Dr. Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH

Pediatrian, Author, Speaker

Rosa Thompson

Black Girl Magic Educational Services & Annual Black Girl Magic Conference

Gabe Doyle

Chief Health Initiatives Officer
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Judge Everett Mitchell

Dane County, WI Circuit Court Judge

Emmanuel Ngui, DrPH, MSc

Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health/Maternal and Child Health
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Ashley Sterlin

Community-based Pharmacist, Holistic Health Practitioner & Owner of Sterlin Wellness Rx

Glenna Scholle-Malone

Coordinator for Girls of Color
Milwaukee Public Schools

Debbie Jones, MD

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

Gale Johnson

Wisconsin Well Woman Program

Dawn Shelton-Williams, MSW, LCSW

Quality Specialist
Aurora Family Service (Advocate Aurora Health)

Dr. Tinka Barnes

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
Plant Based Nutrition Advocate and Owner, Veginar PLLC

Sybongile Cook

Director of Business Development and Strategy
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development

Taylor Davis

 CEO and Founder
Sunkissed Organics

Angela Mallett

Founder/Owner and CEO
HoneyBee Sage Wellness & Apothecary

Alex Shade

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
CUNA Mutual Group

Christine Russell

Director of Health & Wellness Programs
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Micaela Berry-Smith

Program Manager, Maternal and Child Health Initiatives
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Jasmia Hamilton

Well Black Women Institute Program Manager
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Katrina Morrison

Director of Policy, Advocacy and Outreach
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Sharon Hardiman

Certified Personal Trainer, Owner
Excel Wellness with SSHerese

Vanessa McDowell

DJ ACE, & CEO YWCA of Madison

Martinez White

CEO & Executive Producer, Intuition Productions, LLC

Daily Agenda Overview

Friday & Saturday, September 23-24, 2022

Visit often for Speaker Updates

Daily Agenda — Day 1 — Friday, September 23, 2022
8:00 - 9:00am CST — Virtual Networking & Wellness Marketplace OPENS
Live DJ Stage with DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell
  • Warm up with a live DJ, 8:45-9:00am as we prepare to go live at 9:00am!

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 the day!
9:00 - 9:55am CST — Official Welcome, Opening & Acknowledgements
Opening Video Featuring FFBWW CEO & Guests:

10:00 - 11:00am CST — Opening Expert Panel: The State Of Black Women’s Health in the U.S.: Leading Our Way Forward

11:00 - 12:00pm CST— Morning Plenary Session - The State Of Black Women’s Health In Wisconsin

12:00 - 12:30pm CST — FFBWW Video, Sponsor & Partner Messages And Exhibitor Spotlights
Live DJ Stage
with DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell
12:30 - 1:30PM CST — Virtual Luncheon Fireside Chat: Leading and Shaping A New Future for Black Women’s Health with Linda Goler Blount, National President, Black Women’s Health Imperative

1:30 - 1:45pm CST— Live Fitness Stage with Sharon Hardiman
*Live at FFBWW
Introduced by Christine Russell 

Enjoy a 15-minute fitness flash between sessions! Get up from your computer or handheld device to stretch, refresh, and move your body as we lean into the afternoon portion of our event!

*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.

1:30 - 3:00PM — Afternoon Concurrent Wellness Sessions
1:30 - 3:00pm CST — Afternoon Teen Girls Session: Well Black Girls Living & Leading Your Best Life!


1:45 - 2:45pm CST — Black Men Supporting Black Women’s Health: The Key to Our Collective Wellbeing


2:45 - 3:00pm CST — LIVE DJ STAGE with DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell

3:00 - 4:15pm CST — Closing SisterCircle: Centering Wellness in Black Women’s Leadership: Why We Must, How We Can

Join members of the FFBWW-BWWDAY Team and guests as we re-cap our powerful day, update you on exciting new initaitives, 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 24, 2022
8:00 - 9:00am — Morning Concurrent Wellness Sessions
8:00 - 9:00am — Leading In Wellness As We Age: Senior Women Workshop

Special Guests to be announced

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 at the FFBWW Booth!

Visit our Networking Board to connect with other guests!

8:30 - 9:00am — Morning Meditation & Yoga with Christine Russell

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 at the FFBWW Booth!

Visit our Networking Board to connect with other guests!

9:00 - 9:25am — Mainstage - Official Welcome, Opening & Acknowledgments

9:30 - 10:30am — Morning Keynote: Maggie Anderson, CEO, Activist & Best-selling Author, Our Black Year: Black Women & Families Leading Our Way Forward to Generational Wealth & Power!

10:30 - 10:45am — MUSICAL INTERLUDE with DJ Martinez White

10:45 - 11:30am —Special Wellness Session with Dr. Tinka Barnes: 10 Power Tips for Living & Leading Your Healthiest Life!

11:30 - 11:45am — MUSICAL INTERLUDE with DJ Martinez White

11:45am - 12:45pm — Lunch Hour Keynote #3 - Black Women Building Business & Generational Wealth!

Sponsored by

12:45 - 1:00pm CST — Sponsor & Exhibitor Spotlights and LIVE DJ STAGE

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

1:00 - 2:00PM — Afternoon Power Panel - Black Women Leading in Business: Owning Our Future!

2:00 - 2:30pm — Presentation of 2022 Well Black Woman Market Grantees With Alex Shade, CUNA Mutual Group


2:30 - 3:00pm — Afternoon Closing & Prize Session