Black Women in Philanthropy

Black Women in Philanthropy

ABFE's Black Women in Philanthropy Leadership Retreat - a transformative event celebrating and empowering Black women leaders in philanthropy.

This retreat represents an opportunity to recenter and to emerge more powerful and grounded.

Discover the transformative impact of the BWIP retreat through the voices of past attendees, including insights from ABFE's President and CEO, Susan Taylor Batten.


In the fast-paced world of philanthropy, it's easy for Black women to find themselves depleted and stretched thin across personal and professional responsibilities.

Black Women in Philanthropy is more than just an event—it's a sacred space dedicated to the nourishment of body, mind, and spirit where the power of community, leadership, and radical rest converge to create an unparalleled experience of renewal and growth.

Save the Date: 2024 Leadership Retreat

August 18th - 20th

Join us as we embark on this journey of radical rest, healing, and empowerment. Together, we can refine the essence of leadership in philanthropy.


Relive the transformative moments of leadership, healing, and legacy from last year's Black Women in Philanthropy Retreat in St. Croix by reading our recap article.


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This retreat welcomes Black women leaders across philanthropy, including:

C-Suite Executives
CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Executive Directors, Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, and Chiefs of Staff
Rising Sisters
ABFE Women CLFP Fellows and emerging leaders ready to take their next step.

Ten years ago, six women united with a bold vision - to establish a supportive and empowering platform for Black women in philanthropy.

Witness how their pioneering spirit has sparked a transformative moment, reshaped the landscape of our sector and continue to touch the lives of countless Black women executives.

Why Attend the Black Women in Philanthropy Leadership Retreat?

This is a retreat for Black women, created by Black women. Learn what makes it so special.

Sponsor Black Women in Philanthropy

Supporting Black Women in Philanthropy is an investment in the future.

Empowering Black women leaders in the philanthropic sector leads to lasting change, improved representation, and increased opportunities for generations to come. It is an opportunity to be part of a transformative movement towards a more equitable and inclusive future.


Opportunities to join the ABFE Community

Come with us on our mission.