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Hosted by the Haitian Ladies Network Steering Committee, Haitian Ladies Weekend convenes hundreds of women and young ladies of Haitian descent each year in Washington, DC. The weekend grew out of the long tradition of the DC Haitian Ladies Brunch launched more than 16 years ago. It provides an opportunity to engage with nationally recognized speakers, make authentic connections and network, and celebrate the Haitian culture.

Over the last 4 years we have hosted over 50 esteemed speakers and moderators including:

  • Karine Jean-Pierre – White House Deputy Press Secretary

  • Edwidge Danticat - Award winning Author 

  • Naomy Grand-Pierre, Olympic swimmer, represented Haiti in the 2016 games

  • Mirlande Manigat, former First Lady of the Republic of Haiti, Former Senator and Professor at University of Quisqueya 

  • Yanick Lahens, Writer, recipient of Le Prix Femina 

  • Claudette Antoine Werleigh, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti 





Oct 7-9 2022 

Igniting Our Power 


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The  Haitian Ladies NetworkⓇ Steering Committee is profoundly thankful for our partners, patrons and supporters for making it possible to convene 140 in-person participants safely in Washington, DC and engage hundreds more virtually throughout the Oct. 8-10, 2021 Igniting Our Power weekend in the midst of multiple crises in Haiti and at the US border. 

The experience continues:

** Check out recorded sessions on our public Facebook page and YouTube channel of the entire Saturday Symposium sessions and Sunday Brunch featuring Yamiche Alcindor and the premiere video of Bondye Bon by Stacy Barthe, Haitian American Multi Grammy Nominated Songwriter and “Love Records” Recording Artist!

**Take a look at the 2021 Igniting Our Power Program Booklet to learn more about the speakers and performers.

** Read this news article: From Border Crisis To Quakes, Women Of Haiti Gather To Ignite Their Collective Power about the Haitian Ladies Weekend 2021

2021 Partners

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