Washington Area Women's Foundation

#our100days Day 88

Stay Woke

ESSENCE released its first ever “Woke 100 Women” list dedicated to women who are “blazing trails for equal rights and inclusion for Black people in America.” Each woman on the list reminds us that everyone can change the world. 

There are too many Washington, DC residents to name them all – some amazing examples include Sibyl Edwards, co-founder of Black Female Founders; bucking the trend that only 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups; Laura Weidman Powers, CEO of Code 2040 and champion for blacks and Latinx in tech; CNN’s recently added Political Analyst, April Ryan, who served for 20 years as the White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio. 

Congratulations to ESSENCE on a great list of inspirational change makers!

Here’s what we’re doing today:

Take a moment to review ESSENCE’s “Woke 100 Women” list! Let these women inspire you and celebrate our hometown honorees. Read through and share on social media who from the list most inspires you, and who could be included on next year’s list.

Sample Tweets:

Congratulations to @Essence for the “Woke 100 Women” list. I’m inspired by @saedwards to invest in women-led start ups. #our100days


Congratulations to @Essence for their “Woke 100 Women” list, I am inspired by @MaxineWaters to speak my mind and lead. #our100days


Congratulations to @Essence for their new “Woke 100 Women” list.” Next year ____ should be on the list. #our100days #woke100