2022 Chisholm List
Higher Heights for America is proud to present our Shirley Chisholm 2022 Sisters to Watch List, to celebrate and recognize the over 65 Black women who took hold of the reigns when it comes to politics and were rightfully referred to as the architects of democracy in 2022. These over 65 women not only have inspired Black women’s future politicians, but they also serve as the embodiment of decades of work that is now coming to fruition – they are truly blazing the trails.
They have boldly stepped off the sidelines and they are walking in the leadership legacy of Shirley Chisholm, a true maverick who 54 years ago was sworn in, becoming the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
Chisholm also entered office at a moment when our country was challenged by divisive ideologies and policies, but she refused to let these divisions detour her work to enact progressive policies that ensure civil and human rights and opportunities for all Americans. So, in honor of Chisholm’s legacy, Higher Heights is proud to present this roundup highlighting Black women whose elected leadership will help shape and advance America’s political agenda. Here’s why they are sisters to watch.