Unleashing Love; Redefining Power; Learning in Public.
Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Brittany is an unapologetic educator, organizer, and writer. Her popular 2019 TED Talk on Confidence has garnered nearly 3 million views worldwide. Brittany’s forthcoming book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, is due to hit shelves in 2021.
Brittany is a Director’s Leader and former Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics exploring social change and intersectional activism. In 2018, Brittany launched Love & Power, a hub created to inspire, empower, and outfit everyday people to seismically shift society.
A lifelong activist and proud member of the Ferguson Uprising, Brittany was an appointed member of the Ferguson Commission and President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Today, she continues to advocate for urgent systemic change at critical decision making tables and through national and international media.
From New Zealand to London, across the United States, and at the White House, Brittany has traveled extensively to impart lessons of empowerment, movement building, social impact, leadership, and empowerment for women and girls-especially those of color.
Brittany has graced the cover of Essence Magazine, been listed as one of Time’s 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, and has been honored by BET, Politico Magazine, Marie Claire, The Trayvon Martin Foundation and more. She is a proud member of the Gucci Changemakers Council and Sephora Equity Advisors, and an advisory board member the National Voter Protection Action Fund, Rise To Run, and Erase The Hate, NBCUniversal’s Emmy-Winning initiative to rid the world of discrimination.
Brittany is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis, American University in Washington, and the Pahara-Aspen Institute Education fellow. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.
Ultimately, Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a proud Black woman who believes that freedom is within our grasp- as long as we unleash love, and build our power, because “power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.” (MLK)
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Black Women in Politics Need More Support, Panelists Acknowledge with Brittany Packnett CunninghamIn the second of a three-part conversation series, TV One’s “Represent the Vote: Our Voice, Our Future,” hosted by political analyst Karen Finney, examined the intersection and history of Black…
Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Her Podcast, the Election, and Wanting Meghan Markle to Guest StarIn a year overwhelmed by COVID-19, global unrest, and a historic presidential election, it would seem that bad-news fatigue is now plaguing all of us who dare try to keep…
Brittany Packnett Cunningham hosts new podcast ‘Undistracted’The first episode of "Undistracted" was launched today, featuring Brittany Packnett Cunningham as the host.
Brittany Packnett Cunningham to host new weekly podcast ‘Undistracted’"Packnett Cunningham and The Meteor are producing the podcast in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios, award-winning producers of “Wind of Change,” “The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow,” and…
Interview With Brittany Packnett Cunningham: On Building Teams, Not Saviors And What It Will Take To Achieve Racial JusticeAn award-winning educator, organizer, writer and leader, Packnett Cunningham’s deep work around social change and racial justice spans many years and platforms. She held top roles at Teach For America,…
When Black Women Lead, We All Win: 10 Inspiring Leaders Show Us The WayIn recognition of the importance of Black women’s leadership, this piece was co-written with my longtime friend and colleague Tolu Lawrence, a Nigerian American feminist, attorney, social impact strategist, and…