Connecting and advocating for Black Women globally through acts of kindness and public policy.

Young Ambassadors

Who are the Young Ambassadors?

IBWPPI’s Young Ambassadors are industry leaders and game-changers. They are resilient in their approach to advocacy and public policy. They are motivated by the legacies of women like Dr. Dorothy Height, Mary McLeod Bethune and the illustrious women who make up the IBWPPI Board of Directors. These women are pioneers, dream chasers and promise-driven leaders. They are committed to living beyond themselves, and to creating change that will outlive them. They are the women this generation has been waiting for. They are mothers, sisters, entrepreneurs, professionals, and powerful agents of global change. The women of the YAP have answered the call to lead by service and example.


What do the Young Ambassadors do?

Participate in quarterly meetings via conference call to discuss pertinent issues that threaten the lives of Black women around the world Create content for IBWPPI’s newsletter disseminated twice a year in September and May Facilitate a workshop during IBWPPI’s Annual international Conference Amplify the voice of IBWPPI using their social media platforms Intertwine the mission and work of IBWPPI into their existing work


How do I become a Young Ambassador?

To join the ranks of the YAP, you must be invited by a current ambassador. New ambassadors are encouraged to attend a welcome reception once a year during the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference held in Washington, D.C in September.


Chief Ambassador

Ebonee RiceEbonee Rice, former Associate Director of IBWPPI, is the newly appointed Chief Ambassador for the Young Ambassadors Program. She has been affiliated with the organization for over two years and approaches this role with a wealth of organizational knowledge and experience. While spending most of her career as an advocate and change-agent, she is eager to serve her sisters in this capacity. For more information of the Young Ambassador’s Program, please email Ebonee:

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