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April 23-25, 2024  |  Virtual Summit

Justice for all is not just a pledge. It's a vision. It's a commitment. It's action. The Second Annual Racial Justice at Work Summit is exploring who we need to be, what we need to know, and what we need to do to make justice for all a reality. 

Members of our community have expressed concerns about the timing of The Winters Group’s 2024 Racial Justice at Work Summit, which coincides with Passover, a major Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery. As the Founder and CEO of The Winters Group, I take ownership of this oversight and humbly thank those who shared their concerns with us. I apologize for this regrettable mistake and recognize the impact, especially now with the abhorring rise in antisemitism in our country. 

While we cannot change our dates, we have plans to recognize Passover on the first day of the summit with a virtual multicultural Seder. We are also organizing sessions on antisemitism. In these especially troubling times, we are committed to not only acknowledging but also ensuring that we address the history of exclusion and hate faced by the Jewish community and other groups with education and empathy at the summit. 

I would like to again apologize for this misstep. Thank you all for your unwavering commitment to justice.  


Yours Inclusively, 

Mary-Frances Winters 

Founder and CEO 

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole (she/her), noted anthropologist, educator, author, speaker, recipient of 70 honorary degrees, previous President of both Spelman College and Bennett College, and recipient of the National Humanities Medal by President Joseph R. Biden

Minal Bopaiah 

Minal Bopaiah (she/her), speaker, founder of Brevity & Wit, and author of Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives, which was awarded the 2022 Terry McAdam Book Award for the book most likely to change the way nonprofit professionals work

Jane Elliott

Jane Elliott (she/her), internationally acclaimed diversity educator and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, known for her "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (he/him), Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Stamped from the Beginning, among others

Minda Harts

Minda Harts (she/her), TedX speaker, assistant professor of public service at NYU, and bestselling author of The Memo, Right Within, and You Are More Than Magic

Mary-Frances Winters

Mary-Frances Winters (she/her), Founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., and author of Black FatigueWe Can't Talk About That at WorkInclusive Conversations, and more

Molly Burke

Molly Burke (she/her), speaker, content creator, model, author, advocate, and pioneer of a space for the disability community online, being the first blind person to hit one million followers on social media

Rob Smith 

Rob Smith (he/they), CEO and Founder of PHLUID (The Phluid Project, GET Phluid, and The Phluid Phoundation), combining his retail profession with his commitment to social justice, realized by opening the world's first gender-free store and fighting for legislation for nonbinary retail spaces

Dr. Ruha Benjamin

Dr. Ruha Benjamin (she/her), Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, and author of the award-winning book Race After Technology, and Viral Justice, among others

Access to all three days of virtual content and programming

Access to all breakouts, activities, and entertainment

Access to all networking opportunities and sponsors

90-day access to all summit recordings once they are available

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3 Virtual Days of Inspiration, Innovation, and Connection

Day 1: Setting the Record Straight

The stars we wish on, dream by, and navigate with are the same stars our ancestors saw long ago. The first day of the Summit we will explore the idea of Sankofa. This term comes from the Asante Twi language of the Akan people of Ghana and describes the belief that we must remember and learn from the past to build the future. The path towards justice for ALL has been long and winding. Join us as we listen, remember, and learn from the lessons of the past to help shape our collective vision of the future, where justice for all is a reality. 

Day 2: Unmute and Speak Your Truth

When we are heard we are empowered and, in turn, empower others. It might seem that voices driven by fear, ignorance, or hatred are the loudest, shouting over others. By lifting our voices together, we assure we won't be silenced. Day 2 confronts us with today's reality: Together we need to speak boldly into our truths and tell our stories. We will strategize together how we can respond to resistance and address the backpedaling, retracting, and flat-out failure to honor diversity, equity, and justice commitments so many organizations made. We will address the realities impacting the present and lift up the voices of marginalized people who are fighting for change. 

Day 3: And Still We Rise

As we reimagine a new future that centers equity and justice, where all people are celebrated for their authentic selves, we will be constructing a bold new conception of what is possible. Courageously, we will rise together to break down visible and invisible systems of oppression that are holding us back from our long-held vision of the future — a vision of justice for all. 

Monique Jarvis

Emcee & Performing Artist

Opening: 10 am ET / 9 am CT / 8 am MT / 7 am PT

Closing: 5:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm CT / 3:30 pm MT / 2:30 pm PT


  • 7 Powerful keynotes by award-winning scholars, futurists, and business experts
  • 60+ Immersive sessions to educate and transform
  • Roundtable discussions by industry experts to challenge and reimagine
  • Deep dives into DEIJ topics such as race, religion, gender identity, disability rights, and more
  • Performances from artists who teach, uplift, and energize
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Opportunities to focus on wellness and well-being
  • Networking to build community

3 Tracks to Fill Your Cup

All sessions and keynotes are included with your registration. We categorized sessions into three tracks to help you plan your live virtual experience more efficiently.


Our “Being” track will explore self-awareness, well-being, and the ways physical, mental, and spiritual health allow us to show up at the table as our full, authentic selves and have Bold, Inclusive Conversations® in the face of polarization and resistance.


Our “Knowing” track will remind us of some hard-learned lessons of the past while providing the opportunity to expand our understanding of cultures and norms that can influence how we see the future. 


The “Doing” track will offer experiences and advice from those bravely forging the path forward to inspire us with ways we can use our spheres of influence for change.

Throughout the summit, we'll have performances from artists who teach, uplift, and energize. From spoken word poetry to traditional hoop and powwow dances, these artistic performances will leave you inspired to continue making justice for all a reality. Check out our agenda to learn more about these artists and their performances!

Notorious Cree
Indigenous Hoop and Powwow Dancer

CaTyra Polland

Jamaar Smiley
Performance Poet

Reena Patel
Storyteller and Poet

Daniel Trush
Songwriter and President and Co-Founder of Daniel's Music Foundation

Ken Trush
Co-Founder of Daniel's Music Foundation

Zorina Exie Frey
Spoken Word Poet

Danni Peace
Music Artist

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Be in community with dynamic DEIJ practitioners

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Refill your cup and affirm your path 

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Hear from industry leaders and experts

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Learn how to drive justice-centered culture change

Build your own personalized agenda and choose from sessions that explore:

  • Operationalizing Justice
  • Prioritizing Well-Being and Self-Care
  • Anticipating and Addressing Resistance to DEIJ Work
  • Being a Better Ally and Creating Psychological Safety
  • Using Your Voice for Bold, Inclusive Conversations®
  • And more to come!
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What does "justice for all" mean to you?

To help The Winters Group, Inc., celebrate this amazing accomplishment of 40 years in business, we want to hear from you! What does "justice for all" mean to you? If you're familiar with The Winters Group, Inc., how has our work impacted you? Let us know, and send your wishes and congratulations to Mary-Frances Winters and our team here. Your responses might be featured during the summit!

What people said about the 2023 Racial Justice at Work Summit

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1. You are committed to creating systemic change to foster equity and justice within your organization.

2. You want to connect and network with top leaders in the field.

3. You're looking to prioritize wellness and self-care.

4. You're interested in finding ways to embed equity and justice in the work you do every day.

5. You're curious about being a better ally and want to promote psychological safety while reducing harm.

Living our values

We are committed to modeling equity and making our thought leadership accessible to a broad audience without barriers. Our commitment to financial equity is carrying over in our approach to this summit. We are intentionally pricing this experience at a point to make this content accessible to as many people as possible while honoring the efforts of our team to actualize the experience. If you are able, we ask you to join us in this commitment to help us create a movement toward equity and justice accessible to all by choosing to "pay it forward" and contributing to our scholarship fund during the registration process.

Do you need support to attend?

If the registration fees present a hardship or you need financial support to attend, The Winters Group, in partnership with our generous sponsors, will be providing a limited number of financial awards to those who request support. You can use this form for your request. Notifications will be made on a rolling basis, and all awards are on a first come, first served basis.


  1. Will the summit be recorded?
    • Yes! The summit sessions are being recorded, and your registration entitles you to access them for 90 days once they become available.
  2. How will I be able to access the recorded sessions?
    • Once the summit is complete, you will receive an email outlining how to access the recorded content. Your registration entitles you to 90 days of access once they are available.
  3. Why are tickets non-refundable?
    • We have worked hard to keep this summit as affordable as possible. The administrative cost and fees to refund tickets would mean we would have to raise registration prices. Even for those who are unable to attend the sessions live, those who registered will still have access to all recorded sessions for 90 days once they are available. 
  4. How do I sponsor a scholarship for an additional attendee?
    • During registration there is a "pay it forward" option where you can choose to contribute to a fund to sponsor additional attendees by adding an additional dollar am0unt to your registration. This money goes into our community giving pool and will be provided to people requesting support on a first-come, first-served basis. Any amount that remains unclaimed after the summit will be donated to the Live Inclusively® Actualized grant fund for BIPOC charitable organizations.
  5. Are any sessions in person?
    • No. This is a 100% virtual event. 
  6. How do I find the agenda?
    • Once the agenda is available, you will receive an email to choose your sessions and tracks. It will be updated as new speakers and sessions are added. All sessions will be included in the ticket price.
  7. How do I cancel my registration?
    • This is a non-refundable event; your registration cannot be canceled. You are not obligated to attend live and will still have access to the recorded summit for 90 days after they become available.
  8. What if I can't attend? Can I still contribute to the "pay-it-forward" efforts?
    • ​​​​​​​If you can't attend live, we encourage you to consider purchasing a ticket. All tickets include 90-days of post-event access once the recordings are available and posted. If you still can't attend and would to help provide financial support to others, you can contribute to the pay-it-forward fund here

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Join The Winters Group, Inc., in celebrating 40 years of dedication to justice!

The Winters Group, Inc., is a  Black women-owned and -led diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice consulting firm. Since our founding in 1984, we have guided hundreds of organizations to reject the status quo, interrogate inequities, and dismantle unjust systems. To celebrate our 40 years in business, we're hosting our Racial Justice at Work Summit to look back on where DEI work has been, to address the issues impacting the present, and to reimagine a new future. Learn more about The Winters Group, Inc., here.

To help us celebrate this amazing accomplishment of 40 years in business, send your wishes and congratulations to Mary-Frances Winters and The Winters Group team here.