Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) is pleased to announce The Abrams Sisters as this year’s keynote speakers at the AABHE 2022 Annual Conference on March 14-15, 2022, with the theme “Transformation, Timing, and Talents: Uncovering the Experiences of Blacks in Higher Education”.
The Abram Sisters, namely:
Stacey Abrams, J.D. is the four-time New York Times bestselling author of Stacey’s Extraordinary Words, While Justice Sleeps, Our Time is Now, and Lead from the Outside, an entrepreneur; and a political leader. A tax attorney by training, she served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, and became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won, at the time, more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She has launched multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at the state, national, and international levels. She is the founder of Fair Fight, Fair Count, and the Southern Economic Advancement Project. A small business owner, she co-founded the financial services firm NOW Corp., and the kid-focused tech company, The Family Room, Inc.; and she launched the media company, Sage Works Productions, Inc., in 2020. Abrams sits on both nonprofit and corporate boards, and she is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School.