The Giving Tuesday Virtual Happy Hour was a Success!

Once again COVID-19 has reminded us that nothing can stop us when we are in service and in alignment with what has been planned for our lives.

We are in a state of perpetual gratitude for the men and women who support the work of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute. On December 1st, Giving Tuesday, 41 women joined us for our first Virtual Happy Hour on Zoom. It was an hour packed with fun and celebration. We decided on Giving Tuesday that IBWPPI would celebrate those who had already given to us by joining as members of the organization. We use this important day to say, thank you!

With DJ Lola setting the stage for a fun evening, the women danced on screen and we all toasted with our favorite beverages. IBWPPI Poet-in-Residence Tammilee Jules once again graced us with her melodic words of inspiration an original poem, “Chit Chatter Your Giving Matters.” Maleena Lawrence, IBWPPI Young Ambassador and Host of the Pressure Mobile Listening Tour, served as the high-octane MC who kept a smile on our faces the entire hour. To top off the night, four of our distinguished members gave their reasons for joining the organization and remaining as members, some since our founding date 12 years ago. We send a special thanks to Cheryl Brownlee, Glenda Gill, Ingrid Johnson and Carolyn Webb de Macias, we love you and appreciate you!

Attendees mingle during Giving Tuesday Happy Hour
Mistress of Ceremonies Maleena Lawrence keeps the crowd energy up
Director Lula Ballton enjoys the event

It’s not too late for you to participate. Giving Tuesday, December 1, marked the kick-off of our Membership Renewal and New Members Campaign. We are in service to other women around the world and we do it from our hearts. However, we can only do this important work with the help of our members. Would you recommit by renewing your membership today by clicking this link right now? General membership is $100 dollars.

If this is your first time joining us, we are glad to have you in this community of Black Women celebrating life and honoring each other. Your membership matters to us! Join today by visiting us online.


Become a Member of IBWPPI


As we continue to adjust to the new normal, we want IBWPPI to be a home for Black women who want to connect, heal and support one another. C onsider gifting yourself with a free membership and joining a network of global Black women. Become a member today by filling out the membership form here .

Why Join IBWPPI?

IBWPPI started 10 years ago in the spirit of global unity and sisterhood. Our mission is to connect and advocate for Black women globally through acts of kindness and public policy. We thank our members and ask that you continue your support of IBWPPI and ask others to join us.


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