- Feb 28, 2009
Celebrating Bold Leadership,
Strong Advocacy & Progressive Vision
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is an outgrowth of its founding chapter, the New York Coalition of 100 Black Women. The latter, founded in 1970, consisted of dedicated African-American women in New York City who persistently worked to address the problems that affected their families, their communities, and themselves. They aggressively began to reach out to other Black women and to mobilize their emerging strength into a visible and influential force.
Today, NCBW, incorporated in 1981, consists of 62 chapters in 26 cities and the District of Columbia. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote agendas on leadership development and gender equity in health, education and economic development. NCBW is an organization of progressive women of African descent whose voice and force for gender equity and sociopolitical advancement drive meaningful change to benefit women of color