Mother Wit & Uncommon Grace – September 2021

Mother Wit & Uncommon Grace

A weekend for Black Women Leaders

Dates: Friday, September 24, 2021 - Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Location: The Hilton Garden Inn (Emeryville, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area)

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You have arrived!!! This is where you can register for an experience that is like no other! Mother Wit and Uncommon Grace (A weekend for Black Women Leaders) is a once in a lifetime event, taking place September 24-26, 2021 in Emeryville, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area). That weekend, we will gather together for a combination of salons and T-Groups, basking in our mutual skill and wisdom.

The weekend includes opportunities to connect with other powerful Black women, and most importantly, to take time to connect with your Self.

There are few places in our professional lives where we get to fully be ourselves. During this weekend, we shift that, gathering in trusting spaces where we can let our hair down and support each other. An important part of women gathering is when we share our stories, without fear of being judged, critiqued or misunderstood. Without needing to explain.

In this experience that is solely for women of Black African descent, you can have conversations that really matter to you, create community, and do your work without explanation, reflected in the eyes of people who look like you.


you get from saying, “Yes” to a weekend of being in circle with other powerful Black women:

  • Community
  • Mutual uplift
  • Connection
  • Validation
  • Being seen and valued
  • Fun
  • Laughter
  • Decompression
  • Affirmation

If you’ve sat in circle with other powerful Black women, you know how transformative that experience is: being poked, prodded, invited, and encouraged into community, with women with whom you can be fully you. You know the expansion that comes from being with self-empowered women.

Mother Wit & Uncommon Grace

Dates: Friday, September 24, 2021 - Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Location: The Hilton Garden Inn (Emeryville, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area)


  • The investment is $1197.
  • Secure your place by registering and including a deposit of $250.
  • Registration is your commitment to attend, therefore deposits are non refundable.
  • Registration is open until filled.

Enrollment is limited to 22 participants and we are over 50% filled. You don’t want to miss this event, so register now.

  • Date: 24 - 26 September, 2021

    The event takes place Friday, September 24, 2021 - Sunday, September 26, 2021.

  • Investment - $1197

    The investment is $1197 and payment can be made via Zelle, check, or PayPal. Payment plans are available.

  • Limited Enrollment

    Enrollment is limited to 22 participants.

Registration is your commitment to attend, therefore deposits are non refundable.

The fee includes:

  • Four expert facilitators to provide 20+ hours of T-Group and seminar discussions.
    Gwen Sharada Gibbs Wade, Brenda B. Jones, Mary Ann Rainey and Kathleen Brown have generously accepted the invitation/the call to participate and share with us life, lessons, & legacy as seen through the experiences of three Black women giants of Gestalt, Organization Development, & the Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • Dinner Friday evening, lunch Saturday and Sunday, and Coffee/Tea Saturday and Sunday. (Other meals and accommodations are on your own. There are a limited number of discounted rooms at the hotel.)
  • Community


Your payment, excluding deposit and handling fee, will be refunded if you cancel more than 60 days before September 24, 2021. Registrations, excluding deposit and handling fee, canceled 60 days or less and more than 30 days before September 24, 2021 can receive a 50% refund. Registrations canceled 30 days or less before September 24, 2021 are non-refundable.

If you have questions and/or want to chat about a payment plan, logistics, or anything else, let me know via email at [email protected].


About Your Facilitator...

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Dr. Kathleen Brown

My professional career took me to relatively high levels of leadership in my particular fields. I am so passionate about Black women leaders that I wrote my master’s thesis on Black women managers surviving and thriving in the midst of organizational chaos. My doctoral dissertation was on 19th-century Black women writers who grew to adulthood enslaved and their journeys to leadership despite the oppression they experienced.  At the University of California, San Francisco, I also founded two programs for women: The Women’s Leadership Symposium and Strategies for Success for Women of Color.

I have a long history of leading T-Groups (small group self-awareness and communication training) through the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science and founded T-Groups for people of Black African descent, for Black Women, and for Women of Color.  I specialize in facilitating conversations of authenticity, depth, and integrity, that open up new possibilities (both inner and outer) for participants.

My current work centers on Black Women Leaders, self-care, and Black women bringing our full selves to whatever we do. 

Kathleen Brown Coaching