Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, a tireless advocate for eliminating health disparities among women and communities of color, serves as the president and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative. Hinton Hoytt produced the groundbreaking book Tomorrow Begins Today: African American Women As We Age for the National Council of Negro Women. She is the proud recipient of the NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award and the Keystone Award for Women’s Research Advocacy from the NIH Offi ce on Women’s Research.
Hilary Beard is an award-winning health journalist specializing in health, healthy lifestyle, and personal development. Beard is the New York Times best-selling author of Friends: A Love Story, 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha‘s Vineyard Diet/Detox, and Venus and Serena: Serving from the Hip. She has been editor-in-chief of the Black AIDS Weekly, Real Health, and the National Medical Association’s Healthy Living and HealthQuest magazines, and she contributes frequently to Ebony, Essence, and Heart & Soul.
About the Black Women’s Health Imperative:
The Black Women’s Health Imperative is the leading national organization advancing the health and wellness of our nation’s 20 million Black women and girls across the life span—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Imperative works in partnership with a network of over 50 affiliated organizations, partners, and collaborators across the country with an outreach to more than three million women. Through its ongoing advocacy, education, and leadership development programs, the Imperative supports Black women’s resolve to become confident and informed health and wellness decision makers. For more information about the Imperative, visit www.BlackWomensHealth.org.