Leadership. Sisterhood. Impact.
Standing strong to empower and advocate for Black women and girls
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women foster 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.
We do it for the culture
Develop leadership through mentorship, national conferences, and access to national leaders.
Build unbreakable bond and expand your network of colleagues through collaboration and teamwork.
Take part in strategic planning that create positive impact. Advocate for initiatives that influence policy.
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.
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.