We are cultivating a coalition of Black women who are leading communities, institutions, and systems in the creation of multi-generational wealth and change where they live and serve.
- View the world with abundance and are committed to making deep, multi-generational change for Black communities
- Believe well being and self preservation are essential strategies to achieving change
- Proactively identify decisions, policies or practices that have disparate impacts based on identity and are driven to make structural changes to operationalize equity
- Are in positions to influence and affect multi-generational change rooted in evidence and community voice
- Do not go at it alone - they deeply value building collective strength within and outside of their organizations
- Value and build authentic relationships across lines of difference and generations
Learn more about what it means to be a Highland Leader.
The Highland Experience
Building community, sustaining leadership, and catalyzing multi-generational change
Annually, we support a cohort of 15 Leaders through an 18 month experience.
Our experience is rooted in:
- Sustaining leaders: We are unapologetically focused on well-being and self preservation.
- Empowering individual and collective power: We create the space for leaders to explore what it will take to pursue legacies that result in multi-generational wealth and change.
We invest grant capital in Leaders’ legacy visions.
We provide every leader with a $100k investment to build their legacy visions, resulting in the creation of multi-generational wealth.
We seek to create a lasting, multi-city and -disciplinary network that continues to convene leaders and supports the network in realizing collective power.
In five years, the Highland Project will have:
- Cultivated 75 Black women in positions of power working to imagine, design, build and sustain solutions that create multi-generational wealth.
- Invested $7.5M in Black women leading solutions that advance educational equity, economic outcomes, well-being, and/or political agency for Black communities.
Learn more about the Highland Leader experience here.