The State of Black Women Symposium

Friday, September 22, 2023

Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI)  celebrated its 40th  anniversary with the launch of its first State of Black Women (SOBW) symposium.


About the Event

The event was held at BWHI’s birthplace, Spelman  College in Atlanta, and featured panel discussions, white paper presentations, and keynote speakers from the scientific and medical communities.  Discussions covered the economy,  politics, health, and education.

To kick off the symposium, Spelman College President Dr. Helene D. Gayle made opening comments. The symposium aligns with  Spelman College’s mission to  educate, prepare, uplift, and empower Black women.

Attendees Included: 

  • City/Town Officials
  • Health Resource Providers
  • College Faculty, and Staff
  • Public Health Executive Directors
  • Scientific Community
  • Thought Leaders
  • Business Leaders
  • Health Organizations