The Essence of Black Womanhood


During this event, the women of Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invited influential woman from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area to share their stories as women of color in the workplace and the adversities they have faced throughout their careers.

The panel included: Sylvia Reis, an Audio Engineer at NBC- Washington; Soror Kwamme Anderson, Vice President of Programs at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; Angela Minor, Attorney and Professor at Howard University; and Soror Antoinette Barksdale, Attorney at The Department of Justice and Professor at Howard University.

Each guest speaker was different from the other and possessed varying qualities both professionally and personally. The diversity in the panelists' career fields allowed for various challenges and experiences to be discussed at the panel and created a very fluid conversation where the panelists could provide helpful advice regarding professionalism. The event was an incredibly engaging experience for attendees because of the differing stories that the women told throughout the discussion.

Attendees of this event were able to hear the stories of these black women who actively impact our society today. It is our hope that attendees were able to soak up some knowledge that our panelists shared, and are able to utilize this shared knowledge when facing similar professional obstacles in the future. In addition to the discussion, the event allowed attendees to network with guest panelists in order to build relationships and potential support systems beyond this event.


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