Leadership Development

Minister Bobbie Jean Baker
Memorial Awards

Leadership Development Category


The Leadership Development category seeks to support leadership and/or professional development of key leaders in organizational settings. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Webinars, trainings, and/or seminars designed to enhance the applicant’s leadership skills such as: facilitation, conflict resolution, nonprofit management, budgeting, etc.

  • One-on-one sessions with a life coach, spiritual director, or another consultant versed in organizational development and management.

Applicants to this category should align with all of the following qualifications:

  1. Are connected enough to transgender communities to be able to respond and support people of trans experience when they present themselves

  2. Hold a leadership role in their community, whether in a religious organization or other non-religious organizational setting

Applicant must be able to support their primary and targeted audiences with regard to their particular niche in community service and or activist/advocacy work.

More About the Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Award

Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Fund

The Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Fund supports the Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Award and the leadership of Transgender women of color.


This audio excerpt from a previously unpublished interview (with Mx Chris Paige from August 2013) is an example of Minister Bobbie Jean’s vision for leadership development, as she discussed the Sistah-Kin project she was working on before her death.