Kerry Washington To Keynote National Conference, ‘Sistas in Sales’

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Kerry Washington attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Karl Lagerfeld)

Emmy-winning actress, Kerry Washington, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Sistas In Sales Summit.

The Sistas in Sales (SIS) Summit is a national organization aimed at serving women of color in professional sales careers. According to the website description, the 5000+ members “represents a broad range of diverse women in media, software, finance, IT, education, and tech sales – with a focus on sharing knowledge and resources to build community, sisterhood, and empowerment.”

This fall, the organization returns for it’s sixth year on Thursday, September 21st through Saturday, September 23rd at the Glasshouse in Midtown East.

In a statement shared with Essence, CEO and Founder of Sistas In Sales, Chantel George stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Kerry Washington as our keynote speaker and to introduce an exciting expansion.”

George added, “Kerry Washington’s achievements as a trailblazer and dedication to equity and social causes deeply resonate with our mission. Her participation is expected to be a source of inspiration and empowerment for attendees, echoing the organization’s commitment to representation and diversity.”

Washington recently made headlines for her solidarity with SAG-AFTRA actors. On Tuesday’s National Day of Solidarity, Washington, alongside Martin Sheen, slammed Hollywood studios and  celebrated all industry laborers.

“We are here because we know that unions matter,” said Washington, who played a political fixer on ABC’s Scandal . “Not only do we have solidarity within our union, we have solidarity between our unions, because we are workers.”