Press Applications

Press Registration for BWE Next
Thank you for your interest in covering the Black Women’s Expo (BWE) Next. Press registration is open for journalists regularly making editorial contributions. Editorial press includes writers, reporters, reviewers, producers, photographers, videographers, etc. who are attending specifically to write about BWE Next and/or cover the event for newspapers, magazines, TV, blogs, podcasts, radio, etc.

Press Badge Access
BWe Next Press Badges include access to BWE Next for all 3 days of the event at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Your Press Badge DOES NOT allow:
• Early or special access into BWE Next
• Guaranteed seating at panels and events
• Free access into any events requiring an additional ticket

Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. You’ll be notified if you have been approved or denied. If approved, additional information will be provided in your confirmation email and receipt. Every individual applying for a Press Badge should only apply once.

Each press badge is issued individually. If you’re applying with a team, each person on your team needs to apply and be approved separately.

Press badges are non-transferable.

All press inquiries should be directed to C WHITT PR via email [email protected] or by calling 219-712-3182.


Dear BWe family,

There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for the support and encouragement shown by so many throughout this HUGE undertaking that we affectionately call “BWe NEXT Atlanta!”

Thank you to our sponsors (especially Chase Bank, our 2022 Title Sponsor), those small business exhibitors, musical artists, speakers & panelists, my phenomenal team and every single attendee for breathing life into our celebration of the Black woman in all three cities! Because of you, her legacy indeed continues!

I stole a few moments here and there to check out the vendors, pop in on panel discussions and catch some entertainment on the main stage. All I could say was, “WOW! WE DID THAT!”

There’s no doubt that my sister is smiling down on our earnest efforts that manifested into excellent execution. Ruby, we did it!

Again, please accept my heartfelt thanks….and Happy New Year!

Submitted with love,

Creator and Executive Producer
Black Women’s Expo