2022: Sheroes Lead

Women of Color Roar

Saturday, June 18, 2022

7:30 AM

The Women of Color Roar Breakfast began in 2018 with the mission to celebrate African American elected officials and encourage young women of color to run for office and pursue careers in public service.

In the past four years community members of all racial and ethnic groups have come together to honor women leaders in our community. We have sponsored over 400 high school and college age young women, “Future Leaders,” to attend as our special guests. This unique event provided the young women with the opportunity to be surrounded by women in leadership and exposed them to great role models. The Women of Color Roar breakfast was a transformative experience for them.

“Sheroes Lead” is the theme of our Women of Color Roar 2022 virtual program. For our fifth annual convening, Saturday, June 18, 2022, (Juneteenth weekend) we are planning a special presentation honoring BlWOC leaders; past, present, and future. A virtual celebration has offered the opportunity to include women from all over the country and produce a dynamic multi-media extravaganza.

2022 Honorees:

Woman of Distinction Award

Karen Bass


Woman Warrior of the Year Awards

Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Laila Aziz

Rep. Lauren Underwood

Champion of Justice Award: