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.

OUR VISION

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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.

OUR MISSION

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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

GENDER EQUALITY

INCLUSION

RESPECT

RACIAL & SOCIAL JUSTICE

INTEGRITY & ACCOUNTABILITY

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

COLLABORATION

OUR AGENDA

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

OUR PURPOSE

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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OUR HISTORY

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.”

OUR NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Elizabeth A. Jones, MBA, CA

Elizabeth A. Jones a respected leader possesses forty-five years of combined executive, nonprofit, and leadership experience. She is the principal owner and CEO of Brown Jones & Dansby Financial Services Inc., a full-service accounting firm in Beachwood, Ohio. Before transitioning to the private sector, she enjoyed over 20 years of executive leadership as Public Healthcare Administrator for The MetroHealth System, a nationally ranked nonprofit public health care system in Cleveland, Ohio. She served as the first Black female administrator during her tenure.

The Ohio native has enjoyed serving as the Ohio Coordinator for Education, Travel, and Culture Inc., a Foreign Student Exchange Program to increase understanding and tolerance of other cultures through our youth. In addition, President Jones was honored when selected as a member of the American International Health Association (AIHA) Delegation traveling to the Slovakia Republic and surrounding areas to provide training to Community Health and Social Service professionals.

National President

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Officers, Appointments, Board of Directors, Honorary Members, & Office Staff

NATIONAL ELECTED OFFICERS

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National Second Vice President
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National First Vice President
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National Third Vice President
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National Treasurer
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National Secretary
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National Financial Secretary
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National Second Vice President

NATIONAL APPOINTED OFFICERS

· Dr. Sandra F. Mack, RP,  Parliamentarian

· Robynne Shelton, Historian

· Robin Browder, Legal Counsel

NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NATIONAL HONORARY MEMBERS

  • Lynette Bell, President, Truist Foundation

  • Xernona Clayton, Founder, President and CEO, Trumpet Awards Foundation, Incorporated

  • Johnetta B. Cole, Ph.D., Immediate Past National Chair & President, National Council of Negro Women

  • Glenda Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated & President, Tennessee State University

  • Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D., National President of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated

  • Beverly E. Smith, Immediate Past National President & CEO, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

NATIONAL OFFICE STAFF

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National Executive Administrator
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National Program Associate
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NATIONAL PAST PRESIDENTS

NCBW Honors & Recognizes our Past Leaders

  • JEWELL JACKSON MCCABE, NCBW’S FIRST NATIONAL PRESIDENT
  • BARBARA DE BAPTISTE
  • HATTIE DORSEY
  • DR. LYDIA MALLETT
  • LESLIE MAYS
  • THE LATE MARVA SMITH BATTLE-BEY
  • M. DELOIS STRUM
  •  MICHELE MCNEILL – EMERY
  • VIRGINIA W. HARRIS,  IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

NATIONAL COMMITTEES

NCBW Committee Appointments

  • Sheila Bryant, Chair – Northern Virginia
  • Vernella Rucker – Queen City
  • Frances Cohen – Oakland Bay Area
  • Tonia Johnson Alston – Columbia South Carolina
  • Irene Lyons – Central Ohio
  • Seretha S. Tinsley, National Honorary Chair – Polk County

  • Minnie J. Miller, National Honorary Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta

  • Latifah Fields, Local Co-Chair – Pennsylvania

  • Nyisha Chapman, Local Co-Chair – Pennsylvania

  • Wilhelmina Moore, Local Co-Chair – Pennsylvania

  • Teresa Lamore Redmond, Local Co-Chair – Pennsylvania

  • Valencia A. Goodridge. Chair – New Haven
  • LaKiesha S. Jordan, Esq. Co-Chair – Northern Virgina
  • Betty Howton – Central Ohio
  • Cheryl Perry-League – Oakland Bay Area
  • Mable Welborn – Pennsylvania
  • Debra Feagans – Northwest Georgia
  • Dina Bates – Pennsylvania
  • Irene Lyons – Central Ohio
  • Dr. Andree Mountain – Anne Arundel County
  • Joanette Ragsdale – Tidewater
  • Arlene Dobison – Polk County
  • Krystal Green – Richmond Metropolitan
  • Cheryl Cole – North West Georgia
  • Paula Ward Ward, Co-Chair – MECCA
  • Michelle McNeill Emery, Co-Chair – Baltimore Metropoitan
  • Janice Chafin, Co-Chair – Orange County
  • Drema L. Woldman – Chicago Metropolitan
  • Bettye Boone Boone – Memphis
  • Latisha Bracy – Delaware
  • Sheila D. Coleman – Prince William County
  • Carolyn A. Newton – Central Alabama
  • Elizabeth Birdsong – Polk County
  • Keisha Browder – Silicon Valley
  • Andrea Porter – Greater Cleveland
  • Mary Harden, Co-Chair – Indianapolis
  • Seretha S. Tinsley, Co-Chair – Polk County
  • Darlene Hardimon – Greater Cleveland
  • Dr. Candice Chipman-Shaw – Pennsylvania 
  • Ralonda Davis – Memphis Chapter
  • Dr. Quinn Gentry – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Marcia Brown – Anne Arundel Chapter
  • Belinda Walker, Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Stephanie Gloster, Co-Chair – Northwest Georgia
  • Sabrina Monet Lamontagne – Silicon Valley
  • Mariko Bennett – Washington DC
  • Elizabeth Sherrell-Davis – Sacramento
  • Beverly McKeldin – Chattanooga
  • Kimberly Fisher – MECCA
  • Bella Austin – Queen City Metropolitan
  • Sheila D. Coleman – Prince William County
  • Krystal Green – Richmond Metropolitan
  • Cynthia Oda – Indianapolis
  • Katrina Kerr – Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Diane Lewis – Oakland Bay Area
  • Rhodena Mesadieu – South Palm Beach County
  • Kimberly Nute-Jones – Chicago Metropolitan
  • Tenise Cornelius – Indianapolis
  • Renee Newton – Metro Atlanta
  • Tricia McLaurin, Chair – Las Vegas
  • Wilma Holmes Tootle – Long Island
  • Jamese Beauford – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Lila Vaughn – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Joan Wharton – Baltimore Metropolitan
  • Minnie Miller, Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Daniella Nichols, Co-Chair – MECCA
  • Thrisha Shiver – Columbia
  • Sabrina Nelson-Winters – Tampa Bay Area
  • Ruthie Hereford – Chattanooga
  • Katrina R. Thompson – Memphis
  • Cynthia Brown – Prince William County
  • Kimberly Collier – Chicago Metropolitan
  • Latoya Counts – Queen City Metropolitan
  • Dr. Lydia Green, MD – Los Angeles
  • Sharon Guess – Pennsylvania
  • Katrina Kerr – Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Rhodena Mesadieu – South Palm Beach County
  • Dr. Elizabeth Sherell-Davis – Sacramento
  • Dr. Adrianne Wilson – Tampa Bay Area
  • Ashley C. Newton – Central Alabama
  • Wilma H. Holmes Tootle, Chair – Long Island
  • Cheryl Cole, Co-Chair – Northwest Georgia
  • Alicia Guyton – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Janice Chafin – Orange County
  • Beverly Johnson – Chattanooga
  • Mary Harden – Indianapolis
  • Seretha S. Tinsley – Polk County
  • Michelle McNeill-Emery – Baltimore Metropolitan
  • Beverly Johnson – Chattanooga
  • Mary Harden, Chair – Indianapolis
  • Regina Page – MECCA
  • Belinthia Berry – Tampa Bay Area
  • Evelyn Frazier – Sacramento
  • Angie Best – Northern Virginia
  • Cynthia Williams – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Sherry King – Stone Mountain-Lithonia
  • Tonia Johnson Alston – Columbia South Carolina
  • Kimberly Nute-Jones – Chicago Metropolitan
  • Lorraine Gibbons – New Haven
  • Jennifer Willis, Co-Chair – Sacramento
  • Nancy Wallace, Co-Chair – Dallas
  • Alice H. Howard – Prince William County
  • Kimberly Watson – Los Angelas
  • Maxine Hickman – San Francisco
  • Debra Hunter-Bonner – Greater Seattle
  • Jessica Tennon – Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Cynthia Oda – Indianapolis
  • Deborah Flagg – Chattanooga
  • Katrina Thompson – Memphis
  • Gina E. Wood – Northern Virginia
  • Joanette Ragsdale – Tidewater – (Bylaws)
  • Mia Johnson Johnson, Chair – Dallas
  • Dionne Jones Jones, Co-Chair – Greater Cleveland
  • Joi Freemont Freemont – MECCA
  • Barbara McFadden McFadden – Long Island
  • Angela Bowens – Indianapolis
  • Dr. Linda James James, MD – Los Angeles
  • Erika Brooks – Richmond Metropolitan
  • Cynthia Brown – Prince William County
  • Quinn Gentry – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Tameeka Law-Walker, MD – MECCA
  • Katrina Kerr – Metropolitan St. Louis
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  • Robynne Shelton –  Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Minnie Miller, Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Beverly Johnson – Chattanooga
  • Minnie Miller, Chair – Metrpolitan Atlanta
  • Quinn Gentry, Phd, Co-Chair -Metrpolitan Atlanta
  • Sheila Johnson Heacock, Co-Chair- Silicon Valley
  • Scarlet Pressley-Brown, Co-Chair – Metrpolitan Atlanta
  • Robin Browder, Esq., Chair –  Northern Virginia
  • Diane Lewis – Oakland Bay Area
  • Dana Moore, Esq. – Polk County
  • Irene Lyons – Central Ohio
  • Lakeisha Shavonne Jordan – Northern Virginia
  • Rhonda Williams Turner, Chair – South Palm Beach
  • Paula Ward – MECCA
  • Cathy Ivey Ivey – Queen City Metro
  • Michele McNeill-Emery – Baltimore Metropolitan
  • Aisha Brown Brown – Oakland Bay Area
  • Valerie R. Tingle – Long Island
  • Dr. Adrianne Wilson – Tampa Bay Area
  • Kimberly Fisher – MECCA
  • Angela V. Harris – Greater Seatle
  • Erika Brooks – Richmond Metropolitan
  • DeLois Grizzle – Deactur-DeKalb
  • Kenyatta Holmes – Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Pauline Lawson – South Palm Beach County
  • Cheryl Perry League, Chair – Oakland Bay Area
  • Antonia Barber – Tampa Bay
  • Mia D. Johnson – Dallas
  • Belinda J. Walker – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Cheryl Cole – Northwest Georgia
  • Katrina Thompson – Memphis
  • Merchelle Halsey – Anne Arundel County
  • Sheila Johnson Heacock, Chair – Silicon Valley
  • Sandra Mack, Phd, Co-Chair – Las Vegas
  • Valencia Goodridge – New Haven
  • Cheryl Mchunguze – Suffolk County
  • Margaret Burton – Tidewater
  • Willette Neal – MECCA
  • Christy Rashed – Chattanooga
  • Carol V. Brooks – Anne Arundel County
  • Debra Hunter-Booner – Greater Seatle
  • Dina Bates – Pennsylvania
  • Cheryl Perry League – Oakland Bay Area
  • Tameeka Law-Walker Law-Walker, MD – MECCA
  • Sandra Mack, PhD – Las Vegas
  • Merchelle Halsey – Anne Arundel County
  • Joyce Duckett Duckett – Prince Georges
  • Janice Chafin Chafin – Orange County
  • Ayris Scales Scales – Washington DC
  • Willette Neal Neal – MECCA
  • Sanquetta Dover – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Margaret Doris Burton – Tidewater
  • Betty Clark – Baltimore Metropolitan
  • Linda Kanney – Central Ohio
  • Diane Lewis – Oakland Bay Area
  • LaTiki Williams Tucker – Polk County
  • Robin Shackleford – Indianapolis
  • Seretha S. Tinsley – Polk County
  • Mary Harden – Indianapolis
  • Latifah Fields – Pennyslvania
  • Sheila Johnson Heacock – Silicon Valley
  • Valerie Tingle, Chair – Long Island
  • Tricia Ann McLaurin, Co-Chair – Las Vegas
  • Cheryl Cole – Northwest Georgia
  • Anjanette Hanna – South Palm Beach
  • Cynthia F. Nwokcha – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Bernice Bailey – Decatur-DeKalb
  • Gabrielle Rogers – Decatur-DeKalb
  • Paula Roberts – MECCA
  • Arlene Dobison – Polk County
  • Jona’ L. Hodges – Columbia South Carolina
  • Carolyn A. Newton – Central Alabama
  • Alice Rose Kennedy – San Antonio
  • Junelle Berry – Houston
  • Jemma Mendoza – Greater New Orleans
  • Kimberly Collier – Chicago Metropolitan
  • Rhonda Rogers, Chair – First Vice President – West Palm Beach
  • Quanda Baker, Second Vice President – Richmond
  • Marian Woods, Third Vice President – MECCA
  • Seretha S. Tinsley, Appointment – Polk County
  • Beverly P. Johnson, Appointment – Chattanooga
  • Patricia Hill Williams, Representative –  Long Island
  • Wilma H. Tootle, Alternate –  Long Island
  • Kathleen Corley, Chair – Metropolitan Atlanta
  • Jona’ L. Hodges – Columbia (SC)
  • Pauline Lawson – South Palm Beach County
  • Leah E. Watson – Long Island
  • Delanie West – Greater Cleveland
  • Kelli Humphrey, Chair – Northwest Georgia
  • Kanasha Trent – San Antonio
  • Chema Wright – Dallas
  • Bella Austin – Queen City Metropolitan
  • Sharon Guess – Pennsylvania
  • Angela V. Harris – Greater Seattle
  • Ashley C. Newton – Central Alabama
  • Leah E. Watson – Long Island