Speaking Calendar

Rosetta speaking at a leadership conference in San Antonio, TX

To book Rosetta to speak at your next event, please email rosetta@happyblackwoman.com or call 703-965-6631.


April 12, 2014: Speaker, 11th Annual Heal a Woman to Heal a Nation Conference, Pikesville, Maryland. “Blogging 101: How to Build a Professional Blog to Grow Your Business and Advance Your Career”


December 15, 2013: Guest Speaker, FemCity Honolulu Connection Luncheon, Honolulu.  “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement”

October 14-16, 2013: Workshop Presenter, Michigan Nonprofit Association SuperConference, Grand Rapids. “How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement” and “6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career”

October 11, 2013: Workshop Presenter, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW) Get Connected Series, Detroit. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

August 30, 2013: Key Presenter, People to People International Americas Regional Meeting, New Orleans. “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement that Changes the World” and “Leadership Through Understanding: Five Ways to Become a More Effective PTPI Chapter Leader”

August 17, 2013: Keynote Speaker, Creating Conscious Connections Networking Event and Business Launch, DC.

August 2, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

July 12, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

June 21, 2013: Keynote Speaker, Youth Philanthropy Connect 3rd Annual Conference (hosted by Frieda C. Fox Foundation), Disneyland, Anaheim. “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement to Change the World”

June 20, 2013: Guest Speaker, EPIP LA Summer Leadership Salon, Los Angeles. “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement”

June 19, 2013: Speaker, Leading from Within, Santa Barbara. “6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career”

June 7, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

May 23, 2013: Workshop Presenter, Associated Black Charities, Baltimore. “9 Steps to Build Your Professional Network for Social Capital and Community Change”

May 3, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

April 6-May 2, 2013: Attending the Project Getaway 2013 business retreat in Thailand!

April 5, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

March 30, 2013: Speaker and Event Host, Launch Yourself LIVE (half-day business workshop for women), DC. “Four Essential Steps to Get Your Business Off the Ground”

March 13, 2013: Trainer, Public Interest Projects staff workshop. “Social Media 101: How to Use Online Tools for Marketing, Network-Building and Engagement”

March 1, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

February 16, 2013: Speaker, Mark Leadership Conference at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement”

February 13, 2013: Speaker, 6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career, DC. Workshop and book signing with Trista Harris, hosted by EPIPdc and YNPNdc.

February 1, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

January 4, 2013: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.


December 7, 2012: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

December 6, 2012: Speaker, 2012 Social Media for Nonprofits Conference, Richmond, VA. “Putting “Social” Back in Social Media: Engaging Your Community… aka Cultivating Your Donors”

November 20, 2012: Speaker, Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), online. “Meet the Authors: Marketing Your Organization and Yourself

November 14, 2012: Guest Lecturer, George Mason University, New Century College, Fairfax, VA. “6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career”

November 12, 2012: Workshop Presenter, Foundation Center, Atlanta. “6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career” (this event will be held at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies)

November 9-10, 2012: Speaker, Knight Foundation Fellows Program at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference, Charlotte, NC. “Six Ways to Rock Your Arts Career” and “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement”

November 2, 2012: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

October 29, 2012: Workshop Presenter, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) State/Regional Primary Care Association Conference, Charleston, SC. “Managing Across Generations”

October 25, 2012: Keynote Speaker, TechNow Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA. “Social Media for Thought Leadership”

October 19, 2012: Keynote Speaker, 20th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies hosted by ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, Phoenix. “Six Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career” and “How to Get the Best Out of All Four Generations in the Nonprofit Workplace”

October 5, 2012: Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship, DC.

September 28, 2012: Workshop Presenter, Donor Learning Institute hosted by Public Interest Projects, New York City. “Social Media for Thought Leadership”

September 21-22, 2012: Speaker and Facilitator for the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Directors Fellowship Retreat, DC.

August 4, 2012: Luncheon Keynote Speaker, State Youth Advocacy Summit for North Texas, hosted by World Vision, Dallas. “Use Your Voice to Change the World: Social Media for Youth Leadership”

August 3, 2012: Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Association of Fundraising Professionals Arizona State Conference, Sedona. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

July 31, 2012: Webinar Presenter, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ State Policy Fellowship Program, virtual. “Career Mapping for Young Professionals”

July 26, 2012: Keynote Speaker, Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) 2012 Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. “Civic Engagement and Public Discourse Across Generations”

June 7-8, 2012: Speaker, Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Preconference, San Antonio. “Six Ways to Rock Your Arts Career” and “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement” and  “Shift Happens in the Generation Gap”

May 8, 2012: Workshop Presenter, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA. “Social Media Best Practices for Marketing and Engagement”

May 4, 2012: Speaker, American Academy of Family Physicians’ Annual Leadership Forum, Kansas City, Missouri. “Cultivating Leadership Across Generations”

April 19, 2012: Speaker, Towards Nonprofit Excellence Conference, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. “Social Media 101 for Nonprofit Leaders”

April 13, 2012: Webinar Presenter, National Hispana Leadership Institute, virtual. “9 Ways to Build Your Professional Network for Career Advancement and Social Capital”

April 4, 2012: Speaker, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Women’s Executive Forum, DC. “6 Ways to Rock Your Association Career”

March 28, 2012: Speaker, AARP Women’s Strategic Engagement Employee Resource Group, DC. “Developing and Reinventing Your Personal Brand”

March 13, 2012: Keynote Speaker, Growing Philanthropy Conference hosted by Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts (WiP), Springfield. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

March 9, 2012: Workshop Presenter, Educational and Cultural Affairs Workshop hosted by AFS-USA, Alexandria. “Connecting Across Generations”

February 16, 2012:  Speaker, First Leadership Institute for Women hosted by Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MSCASA), Biloxi. “Defining Your Own Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement”

February 13, 2012: Speaker, Council on Foundations 2012 Family Philanthropy Conference, Miami. “Tools of Engagement: Family Dynamics and Social Networking”

February 9, 2012: Speaker, Princeton AlumniCorps Emerging Leaders Program, DC. “Demystifying Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector”

February 2, 2012: Speaker, Association of Fundraising Professionals Yosemite Chapter, Modesto, California. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

January 24, 2012: Invited Speaker, National Human Services Assembly Field Services Council, DC. “Developing the Next Generation Network: How to Develop and Retain Next Gen Professionals in the Field”


November 29-30, 2011: Opening Plenary Speaker, Conference of Nonprofit Communities of Hawai`i, Honolulu. “Cultivating Leadership Across Generations”

November 17, 2011: Workshop Presenter, Thursday Network Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals, DC. “GPS for Your Life – Mapping Your Journey Through the Quarterlife Crisis”

November 15, 2011: Guest Lecturer, George Mason University, New Century College, Fairfax, VA. “6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career”

October 22, 2011: Full-day Workshop Presenter and Facilitator, National Association of Pupil Transportation’s Leading Every Day Initiative, Cincinnati, Ohio.

October 19, 2011: Closing Keynote Speaker, Vital Signs: The Illinois Nonprofit Conference, Springfield. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

October 16, 2011: Session Facilitator, Share Our Strength 2011 Conference of Leaders, Baltimore. “Sharing Our Diverse Strengths”

September 30-October 2, 2011: Hosting Nonprofit Rockstar Leadership Intensive, Washington, DC

September 28, 2011: Workshop Presenter, DC Learns Adult Education Professional Development Center (AEPDC), Washington, DC. “How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement” and “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

September 28, 2011: Workshop Presenter, Foundation Center, Washington, DC. “Blogging 101: Why, What, How and Where”

September 22, 2011: Speaker, Tennessee Credit Union League CEO Conference, Kingsport. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

September 14, 2011: Workshop Presenter, “Social Media 101 for Nonprofit Leaders.” Fair Chance DC

September 11-12, 2011: Workshop Presenter, Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) New Ideas Conference, Houston. “How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement” and “The Art of Managing Up”

September 8-9, 2011: Workshop Presenter, Texas Nonprofit Summit, Austin. “6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career”

August 25, 2011: Workshop Presenter, Words Beats & Life Board of Directors Training, Washington, DC. “Building Your Professional Network for Social Capital + Community Change”

August 11, 2011: Webinar Presenter, Center for Nonprofit Management, virtual. “9 Ways to Build Your Professional Network for Career Advancement and Social Capital”

August 2, 2011: Special Program Speaker, Maryland Nonprofits, Silver Spring. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

June 19, 2011: Speaker, AAUW National Convention, DC. “How to Get the Best Out of All Four Generations in Your AAUW Community 

June 9, 2011: Workshop Presenter, Psychiatric Institute of Washington, DC. “Social Media 101 for Mental Health Professionals”

May 19, 2011: Keynote Speaker, Colorado Nonprofit Association Leadership Luncheon, Denver. “Cultivating Leadership Across Generations”

April 6, 2011: Keynote Speaker, Securing the Future, hosted by Leadership Cincinnati and the Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce. “Cultivating the Nonprofit Rockstars in Our Midst”

March 26, 2011: Speaker, BenchMark 3.5: The Fourth Conference on Nonprofit/Nongovernmental Management,  the Third Sector, Social Entrepreneurship/Enterprise, Philanthropy and Voluntarism as a Field of Study in Higher Education, San Diego. “Technology and Education for Leadership in the Third Sector”

March 25, 2011: Speaker, YNPN Leaders Conference, Grand Rapids. “6 Ways to Rock Your Nonprofit Career”

March 15, 2011: Speaker, 2011 Nonprofit Summit, hosted by Ausherman Family Foundation, Frederick, MD. “Work With Me: How to Get the Best Out of All Four Generations in the Nonprofit Workplace”

March 3, 2011: Moderator, “Technology Trends Among People of Color: Should You Rethink Your Social Media Strategy?” Foundation Center DC.

March 2, 2011: Speaker, Maryland Nonprofits 18th Annual Conference, Annapolis. “Leadership Lineage Within Your Organization: Who’s Now? Who’s Next?”


December 15, 2010: SpeakerCoffee & Conversation: How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar. Foundation Center DC.

December 10, 2010: Workshop Presenter, “Social Media 101 for Nonprofit Leaders.” Fair Chance DC

November 19, 2010: Speaker, “Communicating Across Generations in the Nonprofit Sector.” Public Allies North Carolina & North Carolina Central University, Durham

November 18, 2010: Hosting Nonprofit Rockstar LIVE! Official Book Party and Discussion Panel. Busboys and Poets, DC.

November 9, 2010: YNPN San Diego, Workshop Presenter, How to Build Your Professional Network (from Scratch!)

October 28, 2010: YWCA Southwest/Delta Region Summit, San Antonio. Keynote Speaker, “New Leadership for a New YWCA.” Workshop Presenter, “Toward Total Leadership: How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement”

October 17-20, 2010: Attending Organizational Development Network Annual Conference, New Orleans.

October 13, 2010: Speaker, Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida First Coast Chapter, Jacksonville, “Demystifying Diversity in the Fundraising Profession”. Speaker, Atlantic Circle, United Way of Northeast Florida’s young professionals’ group, “Four Stages of Philanthropy.”

September 23, 2010: Speaker, Texas Nonprofit Summit, Austin. ” New Leaders for a New Nonprofit Sector: How We Get There from Here”

September 9-11, 2010: Liveblogging, Southern Partners Fund Regional Grantee Meeting, Atlanta.

August 12, 2010: Keynote Speaker, Public Allies National Gathering, Milwaukee. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

August 6, 2010: Workshop Presenter, YNPNdc 2nd Annual Social Media Summit: Bringing Theory to Practice, DC. “How to Use Social Media to Build Excitement, Attendance & Engagement for Your Next Conference or Event”

July 28, 2010: Speaker, National Urban League Youth Summit, DC. “Dedicated. Determined. Destined. We are Empowered”

July 27, 2010: Panelist, Nonprofit NoVA’s Bridging the Gap:  Leadership Diversity in Northern Virginia, McLean.

July 13, 2010: Moderator, Rising Through The Ranks: Race & Gender in Nonprofit Leadership, DC.

June 4, 2010: Workshop Presenter, Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (S.A.L.S.A), DC. Social Media Boot Camp for Activists and Nonprofit Leaders

May 22, 2010: Session Presenter, New Leaders Council, DC. “How to Build a Better Personal Brand”

May 15, 2010: Workshop Presenter, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Howard University. Your Turn to Lead Conference: “How to Live Your Life Like it’s Golden”

May 4, 2010: Workshop Presenter, Rhode Island Foundation, Providence. “Work With Me: How to Get the Best Out of All Four Generations in the Nonprofit Workplace”

April 24-25, 2010: Liveblogging, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) National Conference, Denver. “Next Gen in 2010: Building a Movement, Making an Impact”

April 23, 2010: Workshop PresenterYoung Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Annual Leaders Conference, Denver. “How to Build a Better Personal Brand”

April 22, 2010: Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Omaha. “New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector”

April 14, 2010: Keynote Speaker, University of DC American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Recognition Event

March 23, 2010: Workshop Presenter, Grants Collection at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore. “Work With Me: How to Get the Best Out of All Four Generations in the Nonprofit Workplace”

February 26, 2010: Panel Speaker, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, MPA Program, DC. “My Experience in the DC Nonprofit Sector”

February 26, 2010: Workshop Presenter, Atlas Corps Fellows Program and ProInspire Fellows Program, DC. “Crafting a Personal Definition of Leadership”


November 21, 2009: Liveblogging, Southern Partners Fund, Social Justice Institute, Atlanta.

October 23-24, 2009: Liveblogging, Southern Partners Fund, Atlanta. “Young Leaders for Social Change Gathering”

April 5, 2009: Speaker, LeadAmerica Youth Leadership Conference, DC.  “You’re Never Too Young to Change the World” (view video here)

March 29, 2009: Second Annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium, American University, DC. Panelist, “Challenges of Being a Young Leader”

March 9 & 16, 2009: Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (S.A.L.S.A), DC. Instructor, “From Entry Level to Leadership:  Advancing Your Nonprofit Career (Parts I & II)”

March 11, 2009: Speaker, Paving the Way for African-American Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, DC.

March 10, 2009: Webinar Instructor, Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  “Race Matters in Nonprofits:  Promoting Diversity in Our Profession”

February 16, 2009: Speaker, Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary, Petersburg, Virginia. “Toward Total Leadership: Creating a Personal Mission Statement”


November 24-25, 2008: Advanced Leadership Workshop Presenter, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Toronto Chapter Congress 2008, Canada. “Race Matters in Fundraising: Promoting Diversity in Our Profession” and “Take Back Your 9 to 5: Work/Life Balance Beyond the Development Office”

November 12, 2008: Washington Grantmakers, DC. Panel Speaker, Annual Meeting

November 5, 2008: Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Louisville.  Panel Speaker & Workshop Presenter, Annual Conference

October 13, 2008: BlogHer Reach Out Tour, DC.  Discussion Moderator, “Online Community Building for a Cause”

October 8, 2008: Chaminade University, Honolulu.  Guest Speaker, Hogan Entrepreneurs Program, “Leading Where You Are Called:  Building a Socially Responsible Career”

September 26, 2008: National Human Services Assembly, DC.  Workshop Presenter, 2008 National Leaders’ Summit: Mission Driven from the Inside Out, “Responding to the Gap in Diversity Leadership, From Awareness to Action”

September 15 & 22, 2008: Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (S.A.L.S.A), DC. Instructor, “From Entry Level to Leadership:  Advancing Your Nonprofit Career (Parts I & II)”

July 23-25, 2008: 2008 Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference, DC. Workshop Presenter, “Take Back Your 9-5: Leading Beyond the Development Office”

July 22, 2008: Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (S.A.L.S.A), DC. Instructor, “From Entry Level to Leadership”

July 16, 2008: Regis University, Denver.  Summer Intensive Panel Speaker, Leadership and Social Justice

June 28, 2008: LeadAmerica Conference, DC.  Speaker, Leadership University

June 9-10, 2008: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, St. Paul. Plenary Speaker, “Nonprofit Leadership Summit: The Future of Nonprofit Leadership”

June 2-4, 2008: Nonprofit Congress, DC. Facilitator/Closing Panelist, “Trying it On – An Intergenerational Conversation Exercise”

May 31, 2008: Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Howard University, DC. Keynote Speaker, “Your Turn to Lead” Girl Scout Overnight

May 5-6, 2008: Georgia Nonprofit Summit, Atlanta. Panel Speaker, “Generation Y at Work: Forces Shaping the Future Nonprofit Workforce and Workplace”

April 19, 2008: WeLEAD, Women & Politics Institute, American University, DC. Speaker, “Minority Women in Politics and Leadership”

April 4, 2008: Panel Speaker, Next Wave Action Summit, Howard University, DC.

April 2, 2008: Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Boston. Keynote Speaker, Annual Meeting. “Work With Me: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders.”

March 26, 2008: Ubuntu Village & Emergence Community Arts Collective, DC. Trainer, “Developing a Clear and Compelling Mission”

February 19, 2008: Words, Beats & Life, Inc., DC. Trainer,”How to Make the Ask – the Right Way”

February 13, 2008: Capitol Hill Rotaract Club, DC. Speaker, “Leading Where You Are Called”

September 26, 2007: Panel Speaker, Who’s Got Next? Addressing the Leadership Crisis Among African-American Organizations