GET Glam! GET Pampered! GET Empowered!

 BWe Beauty Makeovers

Relaxing Massages

Amazing Fashion Show

Soothing Spa Treatments

Exclusive Pop-Up Shops by Reality Stars

Engaging Seminars & Workshops

Celebrity Meet & Greet

Top National Musical Performances

Natural Hair Trends

Culinary Tastings

Shop To Your Heart’s Content

Fabulously Ageless- A Conversation with Kim Coles

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Book Your Girls Trip for BWe Weekend in Chicago
At our Official Host Hotel

Hotel Chicago Downtown, An Autograph Collection

#SheMatters Empowerment Sessions & Workshops

BWe tailors multiple conversations for the African American woman, her family, her career and her lifestyle annually.  Both local and national speakers in each BWe market have an opportunity to join the conversation and provide their expertise on a group of topics during the weekend to include

Healthy Lifestyle
Wealth & Finance
Arts & Entertainment

Do you have what it takes to join our expert lineup of speakers, educators and influencers during BWe weekend?

Submit your speaker proposal, speaker bio, press kit, video links and more before the deadline date of Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM CST to be considered as a speaker for BWe Chicago.


The nation’s longest-running exposition of its kind for African American consumers!

The Black Women’s Expo (BWe), originating in Chicago, offers unparalleled opportunities for brands seeking to engage with the African American consumer in multiple markets.  BWe is where Black Women can be found, in record numbers, annually for the BWe Experience, where she finds the latest trends, amazing new products and services, where she gets informed, empowered and enlightened!

Black women will not only have the BWe Experience in Chicago, but in Atlanta and Dallas in 2019 with our 3-City Tour!   Now in our 25th year, The Black Women’s Expo presents an array of dynamic speakers and celebrities in seminar sessions, top musical artists on our main stage…and a lively marketplace for corporations and small business exhibitors to engage with the powerful and growing African American consumer!

With our 3-City Tour, The Black Women’s Expo engages millions of consumers through our unprecedented media campaigns, (radio, television, print, digital, social media) with media partnerships in each market.


Over 40 seminars & workshops presented by local & national speakers, A-list celebrities, and thought-leaders from around the country!


The hottest musical acts, fashion & hair shows, comedy, dance and much more daily on the BWe Main Stage.


On the BWe Exhibit Floor where corporations, small business vendors, educational and medical institutions showcase the latest trends, products & services that you need.

News Feeds

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@theblackwomensexpo_ would like to extend heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors. We could not have had a great 25th celebration without you!
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@theblackwomensexpo_ would like to extend heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors. We could not have had a great 25th celebration without you!
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@theblackwomensexpo_ would like to extend heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors. We could not have had a great 25th celebration without you!
2 days ago
For those Expo attendees and Chicago area residents who want to get Cyc’d... @cycmode is hosting a post @theblackwomensexpo_ ride this Saturday. Sign up on Eventbrite. Hope to see you all there!
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The Black Women’s Expo is an experience. The Expo experience began with the Phenomenal Woman Awards. We had some amazing honorees as well as amazing talent. A special thank you to @jmsparrow and
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Good morning! Today is the final day of the Black Women’s Expo. We wanted to share some highlights from yesterday including this #blackgirlmagic #blackballerina 📸@alyssia_ballerina. Come out t
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Check out the @xfinity Instagrammable rooms at the @theblackwomensexpo_ #shematters #shematters25 #bwe
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Black Women’s Expo Phenomenal Woman Awards! #bwe #shematters #shematters25 #awards

Strong.   Savvy.   Significant.

The African American Woman is that and more.


EXPO Components

Exhibitor’s Marketplace

Where corporations and small business vendors showcase their products & services over 3 days to the African American consumer.

Seminars & Workshops

Relevant, thought-provoking, informational sessions presented that address issues in the community with local and national experts.

Main Stage

National musical artists, favorite local acts, fashion & hair shows, dance, theatre & much more offered daily.

Celebrities & Notables

Engage with local and national celebrities, actors/actresses, musical artists, speakers & lecturers, prominent community leaders and other notables.

Teen Summit

Forums addressing today’s African American youth.


Corporations that know the value of marketing to the powerful Black Consumer receive comprehensive brand exposure through our unprecedented multimedia campaign and their onsite engagement.

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