#BlackWomenLead Spotify List - #Grammys2018 Edition

Our 2018 Sunday Brunch with Higher Heights series is back! Today, we’re celebrating Black women who lead with our very first #BlackWomenLead playlist. While we can’t hand out Grammy’s tonight, we can recognize the voices that motivate and inspire us. Curated by the women who go to work for us every day, it’s a playlist for all of us -- whether we’re leaders in Congress, our workplaces, or our households.

From your Town Hall to Madison Square Garden, help us shore up Black women’s voices everywhere. 

Here’s why.

In their new study, USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found that 98 percent of credited producers were men. Of that number, only two women of color could be counted!

Only a handful—exactly one handful—of Black women artists have been nominated for this year’s GRAMMY Awards, despite the overwhelming influence Black women have on the music industry and pop culture on the whole. For the first time since Nielsen began collecting the data, hip hop & R&B are the top music genres in the U.S., displacing rock for the first time ever. Yet, despite our often-imitated (never duplicated!) look and sound, despite the dollars we spend, despite the work we put in, Black women in leadership are hard to find.

We know women of color in Congress and every level of public office can relate.

Black women are one of the most consistent voting demographics in the nation, yet we are still woefully underrepresented in public office.

Time’s up on waiting for an invitation. Black women are ready to lead.

During #SundayBrunch and all #GRAMMYs2018 long, turn us up on Spotify!

Then, follow #BlackWomenLead on Twitter as we celebrate the women whose voices inspire us all—Congresswomen and everyday people alike—to walk into our power.