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The Great Exhale™ is an award-winning private membership community created to center Black women. It is a soft, nurturing online space where Black women around the globe can collectively relax, lay their burdens down...and exhale. 

If you are a Black woman who wants to: 

🤎 Enjoy community with a supportive sisterhood...

🤎 Embrace ease and divest from overwork...

🤎 Liberate yourself from code switching...

🤎 Experience greater psychological safety…

🤎 Be as excellent or as average as you choose...

🤎 Share your stories with like-experienced™ people...

🤎 Be seen and validated by folks who understand...

🤎 Live a softer, happier, more fulfilling life...

...then The Great Exhale is for you. Ready to exhale? Join us today.


If you would like to sponsor a Black woman by paying for her membership, please explore the options below. 

Individual Sponsorship

Know a Black woman that you'd like to support? Purchase a 6 or 12-month membership for her.

Corporate Sponsorship

For leaders looking to invest in the wellness of Black women within your organization, let's chat about how we can help you boost morale, and increase engagement and retention.

See what our members have to say

Lena W.

I’m relieved to be in this space. You hear me? RELIEVED. I just got here. I don’t know what’s happened so far or where we’re headed but being in an unapologetically Black space? I’m IN! The emojis I’ll share are: 💪🏽💃🏽⚡️✊🏽​

Val P.

I grew up with so much community. I think I took it for granted and I didn’t realize it until I started being the only one that looked like me again and again in roles. If they did look like me, sometimes their role had already taken its toll. I needed to find my tribe.

Melanie M.

This space is so needed. Sometimes you build the table, sometimes you take a seat; I support a solution for us. Thank you.

Meet our team

Lisa Hurley


Award-Winning Activist | Speaker | Writer | Podcaster | Reiki Master

Lisa Hurley is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and award-winning activist. Her work centers Black women, and encompasses self-care, introversion, and Black joy.

In addition to being the Founder of The Great Exhale™, Ms. Hurley is an Anthem Awards judge, a member of Forbes BLK, the Co-Founder of The Introvert Sisters podcast, and an Advisory Board Member of the DG Sentinel. 


Additionally, Lisa has been honored as one of The Business Anecdote’s Top 20 Entrepreneurs to follow on LinkedIn, and is a Top 10 LinkedIn Creator in Inclusion and Diversity worldwide. As a result of her activism, she has been featured and quoted in Essence, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Adweek.

Connect with Lisa on social.

  • LinkedIn
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  • Facebook
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Learn a Little More About Lisa

Who is your biggest hero?

That’s an easy one: my Mom. She is everything.


What was your dream job growing up?

With a background in the performing arts, I wanted to be a dancer.


What characteristics do you most admire in others?

Kindness and authenticity.


What is the craziest, most outrageous thing you want to achieve?

Business-wise, my goal is to build The Great Exhale into a global sorority for Black women, and I have other huge goals for the brand as well. I want it to be a household name. As a Reiki Master who happens to be an entrepreneur, The Great Exhale is an expression of my healing work, implemented at scale.

Latrice Torres

Executive Director, People & Culture

Speaker | Coach | Facilitator | HR Guru

Latrice Torres is a senior certified Human Resources professional with over 20 years of executive and leadership development experience. She is an international speaker and facilitator that has worked for and with several Fortune 100 companies across the globe. She launched LeaderKeys™ Consulting in 2020, providing coaching to over 400 clients at all professional levels.


Latrice joined Lisa as the Executive Director of The Great Exhale™ as it aligns with her personal mission to elevate the presence and impact of Black women. Her mantra of #makingpeopleawesome leads her approach of building authentic relationships and programs that have lasting impact. 

Connect with Latrice on LinkedIn.

  • LinkedIn

Learn a Little More About Latrice

Who is your biggest hero?

Of course, my momma, aka Grangran. There's no me without her, in every way.


What was your dream job growing up?

I wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember until I interned with a lawyer and learned it was not a profession aligned to my personal morals and values - but I do still love the art of debate and understanding the legalities of how things work.


What characteristic do you most admire in others?



What is the craziest, most outrageous thing you want to achieve?

I want to have a yearly, all Black women retreat for that lasts for 10 days where we come out of it more powerful, secure, relaxed, inspired, and activated, and I want it to become what 317 women do every single year. The Great Exhale™ aligns to that vision that I had for my primary company, LeaderKeys™, so I feel like I am closer to it every day.

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