What We Do

Community. Capital. Legacy.

When we center our collective strength, power, and humanity as Black women, the possibilities are endless.


We are a national, interdisciplinary network of Black women leaders who are creating multi-generational wealth building opportunities and impact in their communities around the country.


We support Leaders with the tools needed to spark and sustain change, including $100K in unrestricted capital to imagine and build their visions.


When we center our collective strength, power, and humanity as Black women, the possibilities are endless.

I’ve been involved in lots of different fellowship programs, but The Highland Project is different. It was designed for and is about and speaks to my Black womanhood in ways that other things just don’t.”

– Kaya Henderson, Inaugural Highland Leader and Former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools

Everything begins and ends with a sustained Black woman leader.

We invest in Black women leaders across four sectors essential to building equitable opportunity, and redefining wealth.
Investment areas:


Economic empowerment

Political agency


To date, our coalition represents 30 Black women across the nation who have participated in the Highland Experience, an 18-month journey rooted in sustaining leaders, empowering individuals and the collective, adaptive leadership, and lifelong learning.

Highland Leaders FAQs

The Highland Project means sisterhood to me. We have built a community of women who have each other’s backs. Who are invested in each other’s joy, and care, and rest. And that is an incredible gift.”

– Amanda Alexander, Inaugural Highland Leader and Founding Executive Director of Detroit Justice Center

To spark multigenerational change, we are reimagining what it means to invest in
Black women.

We invest $100K in the legacy vision of each Highland Leader. A legacy vision is a set of structural solutions centering abundance and personal sustainability that yield multi-generational wealth in the communities they live in and serve.

Highland Legacy Fund Investments

When Black women are supporting Black women, it’s different because we know - Highland women, Leaders, Gabrielle - knew what we needed because she needed it too. So the Highland way is all about Black women supporting Black women. That’s what makes Highland so different, is because it is about us.”

– Katara McCarty, Inaugural Highland Leader and Founder of Exhale App

It’s time to shift the dialogue about wealth to a dialogue about equitable opportunity.

Research, policy, and narratives create the rules of opportunity.

We invest in research and narratives centering the voices, needs, aspirations, and power of Black women across the country.

Together with Highland Leaders, The Highland Project is co-creating a holistic definition of wealth with key policy priorities by 2025.