Higher Heights is hosting a series of online trainings designed uniquely for and by Black women who are considering running for office.  Join Black women for across the country for a power packed 60 minutes with leading experts that will provide basic tools and information from fundraising and communications to developing an action plan. 

The late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm once said, “At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more in politics than anywhere else.”   This statement rings true today and Higher Heights wants to help prepare Black women to run, win and lead.


 Chisholm 50 #BlackWomenLead Author Talkbacks



Karine Jean-Pierre. “Moving Forward”

When: Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET







Brittney Cooper, “Eloquent Rage”

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET






Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics"

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET









Feminista Jones, “Reclaiming Our” Space

When: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET







Tiffany Dufu, “Drop the Ball”

When: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET







Jamia Wilson, “Young Gifted Black”

When: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET



Past Webinars

Higher Heights #Chisholm50 #BlackWomenLead Author Talkback: Stacey Abrams
September 8, 2019

Check out our amazing conversation with national leader, Stacey Abrams as she pulled back the curtain on her book “Lead from the Outside” and discussed why convincing others―and yourself―that you are capable of taking charge and achieving more requires insight and courage.


Navigating PACs and Endorsements
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET

During this webinar participants will walk through the endorsement process and how to navigate working with Political Action Committees (PACs). The training will provide insight into DC politics and how to best utilize these political resources.


Jehmu.pngThe Chisolm Effect: #BlackWomenLead
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET

Join Higher Heights and VoteRunLead on exploring the history and the future of Black women's leadership in American politics. We will review the new report from Higher Heights and the Center for American Women in Politics ,"The Chisholm Effect: The Status of Black Women In American Politics", then we will hear from three barrier-breaking women about their experience, the road to power, and what we can do to support more Black women running for office. We will be joined by Leah Webb, former City Councilor; CO State Rep. Leslie Herod; and NC Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisor, Danielle Adams. #BlackWomenLead #RunAsYouAre

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Assembling Your Squad
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET

Join political strategist and board chair of Higher Heights for America, L Joy Williams for a training on how to build your campaign team if you're a candidate running for office or managing a campaign. This training will detail the specific roles and responsibilities of a campaign team




Campaign Budget & The Treasurer: The Mechanics of a Financially Compliant Campaign
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will go over the basics of what you need from a bank for your campaign. We’ll help make sure you don’t waste hard earned campaign dollars on unnecessary bank fees and that you’ll have the right services in place when you need to spend that money.




HH4A-logo.jpgBuilding Black Women’s Political Power
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET
Trainers:  Adrianne Shropshire, Karine Jean-Pierre and Glynda C. Carr
America is just catching up to something Black women have known for a long time: We are a political powerbase. Black women are the building blocks of a winning coalition at the polls, and our political leadership is helping to move America forward at a critical moment. Join us for a candid conversation about consolidating, maximizing and exercising Black women’s political power for the good of our communities.

In Partnership with BlackPAC and MoveOn.org



HH4A-logo.jpgThe State of Black Women in 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET
Trainers: Marcela Howell, Michele Jawando, Dr. Avis  Jones-DeWeever

Despite the ground Black women have gained in American society, there are still many aspects of life where Black women are working to advance toward equality and justice. Join us to hear from leading experts on the state of Black women in the workplace, health care, (delete-and) the criminal justice system and other areas.
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Digital Fundraising
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:00 p.m. ET

Small-dollar fundraising empowers donors to chart a path toward better representation in government, and 2018 is a critical moment for black women to utilize their collective economic power through small-dollar fundraising. When donors can chip in $5 or $10 they’re not only investing in a campaign, they’re investing in shared values. Learn how to empower your community and use small-dollar fundraising as a way to organize for better representation.

Trainer:  Rachael Junard Senior Regional Outreach Manager, for ActBlue, a fundraising platform for Democratic candidates and progressive organizations.




2017 Webinars

Developing and Amplifying Your Civic Voice
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 7:30 p.m. ET
Let your voice be heard! Through this workshop, you'll discover how to claim your voice, break through the noise and be heard. We will focus on how to sharpen your message, gain the power and confidence to get your message out into the world, use media as your megaphone, and leverage social media to build your platform.
In Partnership with

Atima.pngParty Politics 101:  How to Ge Involved 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:30 p.m. ET

While Black women are actively engaged as voters in the political process, there are still not many Black women leaders at the national, state, and local level in the political parties. Hear from 

Don't know how the political parties (eg. Democratic, Republican, Working Families etc) work?  Want to get more involved in the political process?   One way to do that is to engage with political parties to support candidates and be a part of changing how the political party of your choice engages with your community.  

Join this webinar and hear from Black women who have been leaders in their political party and learn about the political party structure and ways to engage more with the one of your choice. 



I Got Elected!  What’s Next?
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30 p.m. EST
Congratulations! You ran for office, had a great campaign, and won. So, what's next? Women cite lack of knowledge of and expertise in governing and legislating as the next hurdle they face after running and getting elected to office. Hear from Emerge America alumna that have made their mark as strong legislators and get key advice that will help you advance as an elected official.
In Partnership with

Building Blocks to Starting Your Run for Office
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. EST
Join political strategist Jessica Byrd for a candid conversation about the opportunities, challenges, and must-haves when thinking about running for office. Join us to build a strong foundation, ask questions, and keep it real about elected leadership for Black women. 




Being in the Spotlight
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. EST
We will explore tips for effective values-based messaging and the best ways to get your message across on television and radio.
In Partnership with

Black Women Make It Rain: Getting the resources you need to tell your story
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. EST
When equipped with skills and a plan you can climb over the money barrier with great success. Learn how you can maximize your contacts and experiences to raise the money you need to run an effective campaign.


Run As You Are: Ready to jump in, but don’t know where to start?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. EST
In this 60 minute webinar, we challenge you to take 30 political actions in 90 days, accelerating the growth of your political networks and know-how. This training will help you map your next steps, make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for, and get connected to other women also taking the Run As You Are challenge!
 In Partnership with




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  • Elizabeth Maynard
    I just signed up 4 @HigherHeights #BlackWomenLead Power Hour Political Leadership Webinar Series. Won't you join me?