Kate Black

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Kate Black, Author

Kate Black is an author, advisor, and advocate. Her first book, co-written with June Diane Raphael, is titled "Represent: The Woman's Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World" was published in September 2019. She recently K. Black Strategies, an advocacy and public affairs consulting firm. She previously worked for over ten years in the federal government, politics and campaigns, most recently as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Research at EMILY's List, the largest resource for women in politics. She has also served as Executive Director of American Women, a nonpartisan research organization working to uplift the voices of women and the issues they care about. Black worked previously at the Democratic National Committee and the Service Employees International Union, helping elect candidates up and down the ballot and across the country.

Committed to bringing change in her community, Black is an Ambassador for the Greater DC Diaper Bank and she co-founded a free salary negotiation program for 15,000 women with the City of D.C., the American Association of University Women, and the Younger Women's Task Force.

Black earned a Master of Arts degree in Women's Studies from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son.

Black spoke at the October 2022 training session.