Legislative Summit Keynote Announcement: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever will be returning to Montana as the keynote speaker at our 2016 Legislative Summit.

Dr. Jones-DeWeever first came to Montana in 2014 and gave an incredibly powerful and inspirational speech to a room full of advocates from around the state. This year she will address our summit on December 14 at 6:30 pm at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena. We know she will help energize and motivate each of us as we plan for the 2017 Legislative Session.

As accomplished scholar, writer, and public speaker, Dr. Jones-DeWeever is an authority on race, gender, and the economy as well as women’s empowerment and leadership development. She is also a regular contributor to TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, PBS’ To the Contrary, Sirius XM Radio’s The Agenda, and the Huffington Post.

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is the Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm that helps established and aspiring entrepreneurs and executives experience accelerated success while building a holistic life they love. She’s also the President of Incite Unlimited, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm specializing in diversity consulting, communications strategy and the development and implementation of impactful research.

Dr. Avis formerly served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women, a historic membership organization touching the lives of over four million women of African descent worldwide. She’s had the honor of being a Featured Speaker before the World Bank. She currently conducts workshops and trainings on women’s career and entrepreneurial success on behalf of U.S. Embassies across the globe and helps corporations better design and implement strategies to maximize the power of diversity and inclusion at work as well as for the marketplace of today and tomorrow.

Dr. Jones-DeWeever held positions in a variety of highly esteemed organizations and governmental institutions including the Governor’s Office of Virginia, the Maryland State Legislature, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and the National Council of Negro Women.

To register for the 2016 Legislative Summit, you can do so here. If you cannot make the full summit, but would like to join us for the evening reception and keynote, please register here.

We are still accepting sponsorships of the summit. If you would like to become a sponsor contact Tara Jensen at 406-422-5848.

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