Tri-Cís Black Diamonds Conference Serves to Empower African American Women

The two-day Black Diamonds Women’s Conference at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) offers inspiration and guidance to African American women determined to “level up.”

The conference will take place Oct. 18-19 at Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus. The event is designed to expand the readiness and participation of African American women in fields that traditionally offered few opportunities.

Conference sessions will focus on building mental, emotional and physical well-being; creating educational and occupational opportunities; and developing financial empowerment.

The agenda includes more than 80 presentations designed to resonate with all attendees, whether they are in high school, enrolled in college or establishing themselves as career professionals.

Keynote speakers will be Raquel Eatmon, a national speaker on women’s leadership, CEO of Rising Media and founder of the Woman of Power Conference; and Ramona Hood, vice president of operations, strategy and planning for FedEx Custom Critical.

Black Diamonds runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The conference begins a yearlong series of workshops to build on the momentum generated at the event.

The two-day registration is $50 and includes lunches. Visit to reserve a seat. Metro Campus is located at 2900 Community College Ave. in Cleveland.

The conference is a collaborative effort between educational institutions, community organizations, corporate partners and individuals to provide developmental opportunities for African American women and girls in Northeast Ohio.

Sponsors for the Tri-C event include the Sigma Public Education and Research (SPEAR) Foundation, Dominion East Ohio, The Presidents’ Council, Saint Luke’s Foundation and Summit Magazine.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:23 AM, 10.06.2019