NOBEL Women presents Girls, Gigabytes, and Gadgets (3G), an innovative, day-long series of workshops hosted by members designed to get young women and girls engaged in careers in science, technology, engineering, arts/ design, and mathematics. These events consist of multiple workshops featuring topics that range from app development to social media mastery to tech policy and have a straightforward message: women aren't just to be users of technology, but creators, designers, influencers, and decision-makers as well.
The NOBEL Women 3G program is targeted toward young girls in middle and high school. It is made possible through strategic partnerships with companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and advocacy associations dedicated to improving the lives of Black women and their families and communities through "digital advancement."
As technology continues to revolutionize how we live, work, and play, Black women, must be at the forefront, leading conversations and making change. 3G is one of NOBLE Women's most engaging and signature programs. Partnership opportunities are custom and vary. The goal is to provide, grow, and access programs across this nation.
The National Organization of Black-Elected Legislative Women's Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the organization's annual meeting where more than 100 Black women legislators join industry leaders and stakeholders to dialogue on legislative and policy issues impacting the Black community. The conference provides a Black women's perspective on public policy with thought-provoking and educational policy forums, community education workshops, and policy briefs. This is a prime opportunity to participate in the dialog while showing support as an organization.
For three decades, NOBEL Women has worked tirelessly to ensure that the voices of women and their families are heard. Since our inception we have renewed our ongoing commitment to not only educating but cultivating the next generation of Black women leaders. We encourage women to take an active role in the shaping of policy that ultimately affect their quality of life.
The NOBEL Women Annual Legislative Breakfast assembles policymakers,
industry leaders, and stakeholders for thought-provoking conversation
around real issues directly affecting Black women and their families.
The NOBEL Women Annual Legislative Breakfast is usually typically held in
December, each year in conjunction with the National Black Caucus of State
Legislators Annual Legislative Conference.
During this time, NOBEL Women recognizes one of its members for their
outstanding work and support throughout the year and designates her as our
Woman of the Year.
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NOBEL Women supports opportunities that promote career, educational, and employment advancements for people of color and members of historically under-served communities by assembling policymakers, industry leaders, and stakeholders for thought-provoking conversation and policy development around real issues that directly affect Black women and our families.
NOBEL Women policy summits and round tables
focus on issues that directly affect women and
communities of color as they relate to economic equity, education, health, technology, and telecommunications.
NOBEL Women is the only network of Black women elected state legislators in the country, with NOBEL Women members collectively representing upwards of 20 million Americans. As a valuable voice for Black communities, NOBEL Women communicates the critical needs of Black constituencies to the media, legislatures, and government to affect change. Established in 2002, the NOBEL Women Leadership Institute (NOBEL Women Leadership Institute or the Institute) is a training program designed to help participants develop the expertise they need to become public leaders. The NOBEL Women Leadership Institute seeks to provide programs that support the advancement of Black women in public office, to offer a network and support for women engaged in public policy, and to serve as an educational resource to Black women looking to gain the necessary training to run for elected office.
Recognizing the evolution of the role of the Black woman in today’s society, NOBEL Women in partnership with the Center for American Women in Politics at the Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics is committed to identifying, educating, cultivating, and elevating the next generation of Black women leaders in state government through the "NOBEL Women Lois M. DeBerry Leadership Training and Educational Development Institute" (The Institute). Since its inception in 2002, The Institute has achieved national prominence as one of the signature programs of the organization. It is heralded as a premiere educational forum that has provided leadership, public policy, and campaign training that has prepared over 200 Black women to run for public office, seek board appointments, and advance in careers in the public, corporate, and community sector. NOBEL Women believes that it is just as important that we create a culture of succession to ensure that there are no gaps or lapses in smart, effective, efficient leadership.
The Leadership Institute is currently accepting applications for its 2023 program. The Institute will convene September 2023 with a 3–4-day conference at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and conclude in November 2023.
The Institute curriculum will cover: