About Us

Our Values

Agency. Black women can speak, act, organize and lead for themselves. The Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute is committed to supporting and amplifying their voices.

Compassion. Throughout our nation’s history, black women have supported and fought for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised among us. BJLI centers these concerns in a broader context.

Equity. The diversity of our country is its strength and its power. BJLI believes the distribution of access to governance and community resources should reflect the diversity of voices and ideas that makes us great.