Stacey Abrams: Lead from the Outside stacey-abrams-lead-from-the-outside.png

Leadership, especially for someone who is not part of the club can be daunting, yet it is possible. In this SUMMIT Signature Series talk, Stacey Abrams will discuss her most recent book Lead from the Outside, and her nationwide Fair Fight 2020 initiative which focuses on fighting voter suppression and protecting the right to vote.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7 p.m.
Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall
Agnes Scott College 

Event Contact: Nikita Burks-Hale at 

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and are available at the door starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are first-come-first-serve.

Complimentary parking is available in the college’s West Parking Facility located at 137 S. McDonough Street.

About Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, when she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. Abrams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States. After witnessing the gross mismanagement of the 2018 election by the Secretary of State’s office, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure every Georgian has a voice in our election system. Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels including Fair Count — to ensure that the 2020 Census is fair, accurate, and counts everyone.
She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Abrams has also written eight romantic suspense novels under the pen name Salena Montgomery, in addition to Lead from the Outside, formerly Minority Leader, a guidebook on making real change.
Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School. She and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi and were raised in Georgia.