Who we are

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.



The Vision of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to see black women and girls live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist.



The Mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.

Core Values









NCBW focuses on Health, Education, Economic Empowerment, Strategic Alliances, and Civic Engagement.


We exist to…
• Foster the principles of equal rights and opportunities;
• Promote the awareness of Black Culture;
• Develop the potential of the membership for effective leadership and participation in civic affairs;
• Take action on specific issues of national and international importance; and
• Cooperate with other persons and organizations to achieve mutual goals.

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IN THE WINTER OF 1970 in New York City, 24 Black women, led by visionary Edna Beach, began meeting in their homes to assess the problems and opportunities left behind in the wake of the turbulent 1960s. As a result of their meetings, they formed the Coalition of 100 Black Women. For the rest of the 1970s, they slowly but persistently worked to master root causes of issues that affected their families, their communities and themselves. They boldly began to reach out to other Black women in common cause, and eventually, mobilized their emerging stature as a visible force of influence promoting gender and racial equity.

In 1981, the New York Coalition had over 500 members throughout New York City’s metropolitan area, far in excess of the symbolic “100” in its title. Its effective role-model projects and its association with grass-roots community activity won notice in both local and national news media. As the Coalition gained recognition, Black women from other parts of the country aspired to duplicate its mission and programs in their own geographic areas. It was decided to create a national organization, to expand beyond the boundaries of New York City, and, accordingly, to include the term “National” in the original title. They responded to the New York Coalition’s nationwide call to develop a leadership forum for professional Black women from the public and private sectors. That call resulted in a network of Black women who joined together to meet the personal and professional needs of the contemporary Black woman, the needs of her community and her access to mainstream America.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) was launched on October 24, 1981, with representatives from 14 states and the District of Columbia, and selected Jewell Jackson McCabe as its first national president. Its 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. The rapidity by which the organization grew is attested to by the statistics of 1986: 47 chapters in 19 states. The consensus of the organization in 1986 is perhaps best summed up in the paragraph from its initial newsletter:

“No longer can Black women operate on the basis of reacting to crises and depending on crash programs to solve them. They know, as they have in the past, that they must understand and direct present trends and become aware of the new economic and social realities that are emerging. Seeking empowerment as a distinct group, they need to analyze their attitudes about power and understand both the traditional and unconventional routes to power. Most importantly, Black women are the linchpin of leadership continuity among all Black people and understand the need for mentoring that must be nurtured and honed day by day, from one generation to another.”


Virginia W. Harris, MPA, CIA, CGFM

Dynamic, highly respected, public servant and community leader. All these words and more describe Virginia W. Harris. She retired from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in July 2006, as County Auditor after 20 years of service. Other professional positions included Accounting Director & Financial Management Analyst, Gwinnett County, Audit Manager, State of Georgia, Comptroller, Governor’s Office – Women’s Services, State of Louisiana, Accountant, Sears Roebuck and Company, South Eastern Regional Office and Accountant with Arthur Young and Company.

Virginia W. Harris was re-elected President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. for a second term at the 19th Biennial Conference, October 12, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Having served as a member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter  for 29 years, President Harris has consistently demonstrated her leadership abilities through successfully serving at both the national and local chapter levels. For the past 17 years she has served as National President, First Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Finance and Fund Development, National Treasurer and chaired several national committees. At the chapter level, President Harris held the offices of President, Vice President of Programs, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer. She was chair of the Public Policy, Nominations and Scholarship Committees. She is also a member of her chapter’s Presidents Advisory Board, an advisory group consisting of past chapter presidents created to provide ongoing guidance to the chapter.

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National President


National Board of Directors


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National 1st Vice President
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National 2nd Vice President
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National 3rd Vice President
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National Treasurer
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National Secretary


  • Robynne Shelton, Historian

  • Robin Browder, Legal Counsel

  • Dr. Sandra F. Mack, RP, Parliamentarian


  • Belinthia Berry, Florida

  • Nyisha Chapman, Pennsylvania

  • Cheryl Cole, Georgia

  • Latifah K. Fields, Pennsylvania

  • Evelyn Frazier, California

  • Sheila Johnson-Heacock, California

  • Jewell Jackson McCabe, New York

  • Dr. Gretchen D. Lofland, Maryland

  • Minnie Miller, Georgia

  • Cynthia Oda, Indiana

  • Cheryl Perry-League, California

  • Rhonda Rogers, Florida

  • Wilma Holmes Tootle, New York

  • Marian Y. Woods, Georgia


  • Alfreda Stukes, National Executive Administrator

  • Serenity Bryce, National Program Assistant

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NCBW Honors & Recognizes our Past Leaders



NCBW Committee Appointments

  • Elizabeth Jones, Chair – CA Greater Cleveland
  • Sheila Bryant – Northern Virginia
  • Vernella Rucker – Queen City Metro.
  • Rita Wray – Central Mississippi
  • Frances Cohen – Oakland Bay Area
  • Rhonda Williams-Turner, Chair –  South Palm Beach

  • Belinthia Berry – Tampa Bay

  • Rhonda Rogers – West Palm Beach

  • Dartha Shula – Polk County

  • Paula Ward, Chair – MECCA
  • Valencia A. Goodridge, Co-Chair – New Haven
  • Collette Morgan – Suffolk County
  • Betty Howton – Central Ohio
  • Yvonne Thomas Metro St. Louis
  • LaKiesha Jordan – Northern Virginia
  • Alice Rose Kennedy – San Antonio
  • Cheryl Perry-League – Oakland Bay Area
  • Mable Welbourne – Pennsylvania
  • Debra Feagans – Northwest Georgia
  •  Marian Woods, Co-Chair –  MECCA
  • Janice Chafin, Co-Chair –  Orange County
  • Michele McNeill-Emery –  Metro. Baltimore
  • Antonia Barber – Tampa Bay
  • Bettye Boone – Memphis
  • Jemma Mendoza – Greater New Orleans
  • Regina Page, CPA, EMBA, Chair – MECCA
  • Tiffany Hemmings-Prather, Financial Secretary  – Queen City Metro
  • Mary Harden, Treasurer – Indianapolis
  • Evelyn Frazier – Sacramento
  • Angie Best – Northern Virginia
  • Cynthia Williams  – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Sherry King – Stone Mountain/Lithonia
  • Scarlet Pressley Brown, Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Quanda Baker, Co-Chair – Metropolitan Richmond
  • Alicia Guyton – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Nancy Wallace Dallas
  • Kimberly Watson – Los Angeles
  • Jennifer Willis – Sacramento
  • Maxine Hickman – San Francisco
  • Belinthia Berry – Tampa Bay
  • Minnie Miller, Chair –  Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Dr. Quinn Gentry, Co-Chair Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Charmaine Ward-Millner, Co-Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Rhonda Williams-Turner, Chair – South Palm Beach
  • Carolyn LaVan – San Antonio
  • Mary McClellan – Columbia
  • Kimberly Fisher – MECCA
  • Louella Williams – MECCA
  • Michele McNeill-Emery –  Metro Baltimore
  • Aisha Brown – Oakland Bay Area
  • Wilhelmina Moore – Pennsylvania
  • Dartha Shula Polk County
  • Cathy Ivey – Queen City Metro
  • Lucinda Kinloch – Northwest Georgia
  • Cheryl Cole, Chair –  Northwest Georgia
  • Sheila Bryant – Northern Virginia
  • Antonia Barber – Tampa Bay
  • Merchelle Halsey – Anne Arundel
  • Brenda Johnson Moore – South West Mississippi
  • Cynthia Oda – Indiana
  • Katrina Thompson – Memphis
  • Cheryl League Perry, Chair – Oakland Bay Area
  • Elizabeth Fran Johnson, Co-Chair – Baltimore Metropolitan
  • Marian Woods – MECCA
  • Dr. Sandra Mack – Las Vegas
  • Gina Burton – Southern New Jersey
  • Glenda Brooks – Metro Birmingham
  • Cheryl Mchunguze – Suffolk County
  • Margaret Burton – Tidewater
  • Bernette Hardy Keys – Richmond
  • Minnie Miller, Chair –  Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Rhonda Williams-Turner,Co-Chair – South Palm Beach (Cares)
  • Quanda Baker – Richmond
  • Dr. Brenda Moore – South West Mississippi
  • Sabrina Nelson-Winters – Anne Arundel 
  • Ruthie Hereford – Chattanooga
  • Daniella Nichols – MECCA
  • Katrina R. Thompson – Memphis
  • Belinda Walker, Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Iris Cooper, Co-Chair – Central Ohio (100BMOA
  • Marika Bennett, Co-Chair – Metro Washington (Partnership National Buy Black Day)
  • Rhonda Rogers, Co-Chair – West Palm Beach (US Census Partnership)
  • Angela Colins Lewis – Queen City Metro
  • Elizabeth Sherrell-Davis – Sacramento
  • Euphemia Smith – Metro Baton Rouge
  • Tenise Cornelius Indianapolis
  • Stephanie Gloster – Northwest Georgia
  • Beverly McKeldin – Chattanooga
  • Mia Johnson, Chair – Dallas
  • Tameeka Law-Walker, Co- Chair –  MECCA
  • Barbara McFadden – Long Island
  • Cheryl Carr – MECCA
  • Devita Peoples – Metro Birmingham
  • Debra Curtis – Decatur/Dekaalb
  • Dionne Jones – Greater Cleveland
  • Angela Bowens – Indianapolis
  • Dr. Linda James – Los Angeles
  • Sharon Stone, Chair – Prince William County
  • Mariko Bennett – Metro Washington
  • Dr. Tameeka Law-Walker
  • Linda Kanney – Central Ohio
  • Merchelle Halsey – Anne Arundel
  • Joyce Duckett – Prince Georges
  • Anderia Russell – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Elizabeth Birdsong – Polk County
  • Yvonka Hall – Greater Cleveland
  • Mary Boulware – Queen City Metro.
  • Evelyn Frazier – Sacramento
  • Sheila Johnson Heacock – Silicon Valley
  • Rhonda Rogers – West Palm Beach
  • Tricia McLaurin, Chair-  Las Vegas
  • Wilma Holmes Tootle Co-Chair – Long Island
  • Jamese Beauford – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Lila Vaughn – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Joan Wharton – Baltimore Metropolitan
  • Robin Browder, Esq., Chair –  Northern Virginia
  • Diane Lewis – Oakland Bay Area
  • Dana Moore, Esq. – Polk County
  • Irene Lyons – Central Ohio
  • Katrina Kerr, Chair –  Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Kelli Humphrey – Northwest Georgia
  • Latifah Fields – Pennsylvania
  • Sabrina Nelson-Winters –  Anne Arundel
  • Chema Wright – Dallas
  • Delanie West – Greater Cleveland
  • Mary Boulware, Chair –  Queen City Metro
  • Mary Harden – Indianapolis
  • Quanda Baker – Metropolitan Richmond
  • Sheila Johnson Heacock – Silicon Valley
  • Wilma H. Tootle, Chair –  Long Island
  • Dr. Thelma Daley, Co-Chair – Baltimore Metropolitan
  • Janice Chafin – Orange County
  • Beverly Johnson – Chattanooga
  • Mary Vandiver – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Seretha Tinsley, Chair, First Vice President – Polk County
  • Beverly P., Second Vice President – Chattanooga
  • Elizabeth Jones, Third Vice President – Greater Cleveland
  • Wilma Tootle – Long Island
  • Sheila Johnson-Heacock – Silicon Valley
  • Anderia Russell, Chair –  Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Valerie Tingle, Co-Chair –  Long Island Chapter
  • Cheryl Cole – Northwest Georgia
  • LaVergie Washington – San Antonio
  • Tricia Ann McLaurin – Las Vegas
  • Cynthia F. Nwokcha – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Lawanda Holliman – Columbia SC
  • Jennifer Christian – MECCA
  • Brenda Brook – Orange County
  • Bernice Bailey – Decatur/DeKalb
  • Robyn Younger – Pennsylvania
  • Gabrielle Rogers – Decatur-DeKalb Chapter
  • Patricia Hill Williams, Representative –  Long Island
  • Wilma H. Tootle, Alternate –  Long Island
  • Tiffany H. Prather Queen – City Metro
  • Cheryl Perry- League – Oakland Bay Area
  • Mary Vandiver, Administrative Committee Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Beverly Johnson, Chair –  Chattanooga
  • Belinthia, Co-Chair – Berry Tampa Bay Area
  • Dr. Anita Carman  – Columbia
  • Minnie Miller – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Kathleen Corley – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Dr. Felicia Phillips – PPICW, Inc.
  • Regina Crothers – Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
  • Frances Thompkins – The Coca-Cola Company
  • Lynette Bell – Truist Foundation
  • Brenda Wright, Brenda Wright, LLC