Frequently Asked


About The Sadie Collective

When was the organization founded?

The Sadie Collective was officially founded in August 2018 in Washington, D.C. by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Fanta Traore. 

What is your mission?


The Sadie Collective redefines economics for Black women by redefining who gets to be an economist. We "address the pipeline and pathway problem in economics, finance, data science, and public policy through curated content creation, programming, and mentorship. As a hub for Black women economists, globally we enable their thought leadership by centering their voices and ability to shape the profession through economic analysis.

Who is Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander?

Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander is the first African-American to be awarded a PhD in Economics in 1921 at the University of Pennsylvania. She is well known for being the first President of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated as well as a civil rights lawyer alongside her husband, Raymond Price. She was the first Black woman to graduate from Penn Law School, in 1927. She was also the first Black woman to pass the bar in Pennsylvania and practice law in the state.

How does the Sadie Collective define Black women?


“Black” is inclusive of the entire African diaspora. Individuals may identify as Black, African American, African, Caribbean or bi/multiracial. Our intention in using the term “women” is to be inclusive of cis women, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized, whose experiences are aligned with femininity

What is the name of the annual conference?


The Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields for all intents and purposes.


When is the annual conference?


The annual conference is typically scheduled for the third week of February of each year.

Is the organization on social media?


Yes, please connect with and follow us on:


Are you a nonprofit?

The Sadie Collective is a registered 501c(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Previous donations are retroactively tax-deductible now that The Sadie Collective has received 501c(3) status from the IRS.

What is your EIN number?


Our EIN number is 84-1851485.

Where are you based?


Our team has worked in a virtual office setting since our inception. However, if you'd like to send us correspondence, you can reach us at:

The Sadie Collective

PO Box 298

Calvert Road, College Park, MD 20741

Whom do I contact for financial inquiries?


Our organization's contact point for all donations/fundraising-related inquiries can be reached through our email:

Where do I donate to the organization?


One-time, monthly, and annual donations can be made directly through the donations tab on our website.

Supporting The Sadie Collective

How do I share opportunities with the Sadie Collective Membership?


The Sadie Collective membership receives weekly digests. If you would like to share an opportunity, please email​ or locate the "Share an Opportunity" button.

My organization is interested in partnering with the Sadie Collective for programming.


Currently, the Sadie Collective has reached capacity for partnered programming. We will be exploring new partner opportunities beginning Fall of 2021. 

How do I support the Sadie Collective?