About the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (http://www.100blackwomen.org)
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women was started by a small group of women in New York City who came together to assess the concerns and opportunities that were in African American communities in the wake of the Civil Rights and women’s movement. The group called itself the Coalition of 100 Black Women.
The Coalition of 100 Black Women initiated programs that identified, augmented and promoted the leadership potential of Black women and that dealt with salient issues of the day, including career advancement, corporate access and self-empowerment. The Coalition’s efforts were so successful that women in other cities were encouraged to replicate their programs.
In October 1981, under the leadership of Jewell Jackson McCabe, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) was created as a non-profit organization to serve as an influential force of advocacy for the problems that affected African American women, their families and their communities. Today, with more than 7,000 members and 63 chapters, the NCBW makes a positive impact throughout the nation by implementing programs in the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Gender Equity and Public Policy.
Michele McNeill-Emery, President
Virginia W. Harris, 1st Vice-President
Kristen S. Williams, 2nd Vice-President
Paula J. Ward, 3rd Vice-President
Mary L. Harden, Secretary
Seretha S. Tinsley, Treasurer
Bea Tatum, Financial Secretary
Betty F. Tunstall, National Parliamentarian
Jewell Jackson McCabe, First National President
M. Delois (Dee) Strum, Immediate Past President
Dr. Brenda Moore, Chair of the Nominating Committee
Frances H. Cohen
Lisa L. Derrick
Wilma Holmes Tootle
Linda B. Watson