As a prominent voice in enhancing America's minority representation, A'shanti addresses a variety of ways we can get involved both societally and politically to create a more equitable future. Emerge is a national organization with the mission of preparing and enabling more women to run for public office.
The Power of Mentorship
In this talk, A’shanti addresses the power of mentorship and how it can take any individuals journey to the next level. As the first Black President of Emerge (the only organization dedicated to recruiting and training women to run for elected office), A’shanti understands shifts required for mentors to meet the moment so that we all work together to prepare the diverse slate of rising young leaders to thrive.
DEI is Not Enough: Centering Equity and Justice
As workplaces become more diverse, it is not enough to simply focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as a concept. Workplaces must ensure that they are creating places that are equitable and just in reality. In this talk, A'shanti F. Gholar uses her personal journey as a women of color in politcs to discuss how employers can better create environments that will not only attract but retain a multiracial and multicultural workforce.
Building Lasting Coalitions
Data shows that diversity of thought and lived experience is an asset to any organization. A’shanti will share some of the lessons she’s learned engaging diverse communities and building partnerships for the Democratic National Committee and United Way, as well as recruiting female candidates for Emerge. Organizations will learn practical tips for attracting and retaining women and people of color, and how to engage authentically across various communities to accomplish a shared vision.
Welcome to The Brown Girls Guide to Politics -- the one stop shop for women of color who want to hear and talk about the world of politics. Host A’shanti Gholar leads conversations with women changing the face of politics. Episodes include interviews with politicians, candidates, and influencers. Get ready for roundtables, analyzing current events, and more!