2021 Agenda

13th Annual Black Women's Wellness Day

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 CST — 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!

Warm up with DJ Ace, 8:45-9:00am as we prepare to go live at 9:00am!

Marketplace open throughout the day!

9:00 - 9:55am CST — 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


10:00 - 11:00am CST — 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

11:00 - 12:00pm CST— 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:

Representative LaKeshia N. Myers

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 CST — Sponsor & Partner Messages and Exhibitor Spotlights
Special Video Greetings by:

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

Tanya Atkinson, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

12:15 - 1:30PM CST — Virtual Luncheon Keynote Address - Securing the Health Equity Black Women Deserve: Why We Must, How We Can

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!

1:30 - 1:45pm CST— Live Fitness Stage featuring Andrew Walls, CEO, Nothing Was Given Fitness

Enjoy a 15-minute fitness flash between sessions with fitness trainer Andrew Walls, CEO of Nothing Was Given, LLC, a group fitness and peronal trianing company. 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.

1:45 - 2:45pm CST — 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


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


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

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

With Special Guest, Vanessa McDowell aka DJ ACE

3:00 - 4:00pm CST — Afternoon Teen Panel - Black Girl Excellence! Preparing for & Pursuing Your Powerful Future!

Facilitated by Dr. Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH , CEO & Founder, Beyond Beautiful International Girls Empowerment Movement; and Special Guests 

Sponsored by A Fund for Women

4:00 - 4:15pm CST — Live DJ on Main Stage - Musical Interlude with DJ ACE, Vanessa McDowell

With Special Guest, Vanessa McDowell aka DJ ACE

4:15 - 5:15pm CST — Closing SisterCircle with Special Guest Panel & PRIZE GIVEAWAYS!!!

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!


Lisa Peyton-Caire, CEO & President, FFBWW

Alia Stevenson, Chief Programs Officer, FFBWW

Christin Gates-Calloway, Programs & Policy Manager

Jasmia Hamilton, Program Manager, Well Black Woman Institute


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

Keena Atkinson, Owner, R’oujie Wellness & Certified Yoga & WERQ Instructor

*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.

8:30 - 9:00am — Official Welcome, Opening & Acknowledgments

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

Special Video Messages by Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway & Madison Gas & Electric

Special Remarks from Juli Aulik, UW Health, Community Relations Director

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

Dr. Cheryl Wood, CEO, Cheryl Empowers, Inc. & International Empowerment Speaker, Coach & Author

10:00 - 11:00am — Concurrent Sessions: Senior Women Morning Workshop OR Networking & Wellness Marketplace

* Special Morning Workshop – Living Well at Every Age: Tips for Thriving & Protecting Your Health in the Age of COVID-19 (for Women 62 & Up)

Join us for a special Morning Workshop for Senior Adult Women, ages 62 and older featuring 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!

With Debbie Jones, MD, Hospitalist, SSM Health -Dean & St. Mary’s Health, & FFBWW Board Member, & Guests




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 at the FFBWW Booth!

Visit our Networking Board to connect with other guests!




Catch our LIVE DJ STAGE featuring DJ Martinez White! 10:30-11:00am CST

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 CST — Sponsor & Exhibitor Spotlights and LIVE DJ Stage with DJ Martinez White

*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!

Keena Atkinson, Owner, R’oujie Wellness & Certified Yoga & WERQ Instructor

*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: Cultivating the Mental Wellness We Deserve

Join Team FFBWW & Special Guests, Black Mental Wellness, for a powerful session on cultivating mental well-being as Well Black Women. This session will offer a vibrant discussion on removing the barriers and stigma that too often block our path to mental wellness; and will highlight tangible tools and strategies for achieving mind-body-spirit alignment, and developing a  sustainable self-care practice.

We will be joined by two members of the Black Mental Wellness Team:

Dr. Nicole Cammack, Founder, CEO & President, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Danielle Busby, Co-Founder, Vice President of Professional Relations  & Liaison; & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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 New Leaders Panel & Prize Giveaways! THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!

Join us as we wrap-up #BWWDAY 2021 together with an inspiring New Leaders Panel as we commit as #WellBlackWomen to BUILD THE FUTURE WE DESERVE! AND, stay to the end for our awesome Prize Raffle Prizes!

New Leaders Panel

Khaleah Monger, Administrative and Development Assistant, FFBWW; Doula, and 2020 Graduate, Tuskegee University

Eryne Jenkins, Senior, University of Wisconsin-Madison & FFBWW Intern


Dija Manly, Junior, Stanford University & 2021 FFBWW Intern

Suliah Apatira, Rising Senior, Spelman College & 2021 FFBWW Intern

Nia Foster, Senior, Spelman College & 2021 FFBWW Intern