My Dear Sisters:

I am proud to invite you to One Fierce Woman: By Word of Her Testimony: a conference experience like no other. Taking place Arlington, VA, this hybrid gathering will open its doors to in-person and virtual attendees from around the globe on May 20 and 21, 2022.

At 1FW: By Word of Her Testimony, we will give voice to—and celebrate—all of the intricate pieces that make us who we are: Survivors. Lovers. Mothers. Villains. Heroes. Friends. Daughters. Wives. Fierce Women. 

We will leave behind the judgment that is so often associated with tooting our own horns of Greatness, while peeling away the shame of crying out in pain and agony when life, family, friends—and even our own bodies—disappoint us. 

A lineup of incredible women will offer powerful words to those assembled, engaging us in intimate conversations, performances, workshops, and much more.

We’ve created 1FW: By Word of Her Testimony for you to learn to feel confident in giving voice to what’s inside. To stand in the light of your experiences, your feelings, and your testimonies. 

I’ve heard so many of your stories—so much of your pain and triumph. I’ve seen so many of you who, just like me, have been dimming your light. 

Not anymore. You are—as I am—One Fierce Woman, and it’s time to reclaim our light and our lives.

I can’t wait to see you there. 


Friday, May 20, 2022 and Saturday May 21, 2022
The Westin Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

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Our community just got a little fiercer.

We can’t wait to share more details with you.

One Fierce Woman: By Word of Her Testimony

May 20, 2022 and May 21, 2022
at The Westin Crystal City in 

Arlington, Virginia 

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Are you ready for this experience? Get your ticket today....


Meet the Fierce Women who will be sharing their stories and knowledge at 1FW

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GRAMMY®-nominated singer, MC, songwriter, activist and acclaimed hip hop artist, a groundbreaker, a quadruple threat, One Fierce Woman

Meet the Fierce Woman serving as

our Griot


Conference Host, author, professional mother, 
SHE-ro (sometimes the villain), and host of
Not Bitter. Just Petty. The Podcast

Meet the woman who refuses to play

second fiddle.



Author, leadership mentor, tree-hugger, nature lover, creative, and founder of REAL Women Rock 

Meet the lady bringing

The Glow


Day two of the conference will feature two breakout sessions. During this time, participants will gather in smaller groups to hear from our thoughtfully selected conference speakers. In step with the theme of this gathering, these practical and open conversations will feed your soul and help gird up the Fierce Woman that you are.

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Vanessa Elam

Vanessa is passionate about empowering women to get set free. That passion is fueled by her own journey of unlocking closed doors. From being behind bars to divorce, Vanessa found the keys to living free. She was resurrected from a life of desperate survival to one of glorious, joyful living. She is indeed free! 

Vanessa is speaking on the topic of When You Are the Bad Guy in the Story.

One Fierce GODDESS

Motivational Speaker


 Here’s what you can look forward to at 1FW



Sharing your testimony can be done through more than the spoken word. Sometimes the joy is so great or the pain is so deep that it can only be shared through tears or song. That’s where we’ll begin our journey on Friday evening.

We will be treated to a performance by GRAMMY®-nominee Maimouna Youssef. She is a powerful artist whose story comes out of her soul, rises from her belly, and travels through her into the atmosphere to illuminate and empower those around her.



Our incredible speakers will uplift and inspire you throughout the weekend. Among them is conference host Doretea "Ree-Ree" Burton, who opens the second day with her own moving testimony and an unforgettable group activity. The events culminate with words from Dr. Trenace N. Richardson, whose keynote address will leave us feeling charged up to take on the world.



Breakout sessions will bring participants together for interactive workshops on Saturday. These smaller groups will allow for engaging and authentic conversations—where nothing is left off the table. We’ll be opening our minds to new ways of thought and healing, and gaining insight through the shared testimony of our fellow participants.


Distance will not keep any Fierce Woman from participating in this event! The conference will be live-streamed on May 20th and 21st for those holding a Virtual Experience Ticket. In addition, all ticket holders will have access to a library of on-demand talks with amazing presenters. Soon, we'll announce the presenters and topics. They'll be featured here below.

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Together, we are stronger, fiercer, and even more powerful.

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