The History of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Founded in 1981, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) is a
non-profit organization whose existence came about because of 24 Black
women who began meeting in their homes to assess the problems and
opportunities left behind in the wake of the turbulent 1960s.
Persistently working together to master the causes of the issues that
affected their families, communities and themselves, they reached out to
other Black women with similar issues and eventually mobilized together
as a visible force of influence promoting gender and racial equity.
Today, NCBW consists of thousands of progressive women of African
descent who represent 60 chapters in 25 states and the District of
Columbia, and whose commitment to gender equity and socioeconomic
advancement drives meaningful change to benefit women of color. It's
mission is to advocate on behalf of women of color through national and
local actions and strategic alliances that promote the NCBW agenda on
leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health,
education, and economic empowerment.
To meet the diverse needs of its members, NCBW implements programs that...
provide an effective network among Black women
establish links between NCBW and the corporate and political sectors
enable Black women to be a visible force in the socioeconomic arena
meet the career needs of these women and facilitate their access to mainstream America
use the tools of role modeling and mentoring to provide meaningful guidance to young women
recognize the historic and current achievements of Black women
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is a non-profit volunteer
organization for American women. Its members address common issues in
their communities, families and personal life, and promote gender and