Founder, The Brown Girls Guide to Politics | President, Emerge
A’shanti has been a grassroots organizer and activist for women, communities of color and progressive causes for over 15 years. She is the president of Emerge, the only organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office.
This moment in history calls for a new paradigm in how we think about leadership. As the founder and host of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics, A’shanti has had a front-row seat to the women currently taking center stage in politics. She illuminates why women of color are uniquely equipped to build movements and address unmet needs, especially in times of crisis. Attendees will walk away feeling inspired by the stories she'll share and empowered with the tools and practical advice to start their own leadership journey.
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.
Women in the Political world
Women make up 51% of the population of the United States but hold less than 25% of elected offices. A'shanti F. Gholar, Founder of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics and President of Emerge, has over 15 years of national political experience and is able to speak about:
Women's political campaigns
Women in elected office
Public policy that impacts women
Women's political leadership
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.
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!