It is our pledge to make a lasting contribution to all that is finest and best in
America, to cherish and enrich her heritage of freedom and progress by working
for the integration of all her people regardless of race, creed, or national origin,
into her spiritual, social, cultural, civic, and economic life, and thus, aid her to
achieve the glorious destiny of a true and unfettered democracy.
Mary McLeod Bethune, NCNW Founder
The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) is a nonprofit membership organization
comprised of 36 national African American women's organizations and more than 230 community and campus based sections. NCNW's mission is to lead, empower and advocate for nearly three million women ,
their families and communities.
In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
revealed a “new agenda for a new age,” vowing to take urgent action around
education, health, economic empowerment and public policy in an effort to build a stronger Black America.
Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
National Chair: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Executive Director: Janice L. Mathis, Esq.
Director of Membership: David Glenn
Vice Chair: Ruby Gibbs-Williams
Vice Chair: E. Tonya Greenwood
Vice Chair: A. Lois Keith
Young Adult Vice Chair: Sharah Denton
Recording Secretary: Deborah W. Foster
Assistant Recording Secretary: Cecilia Webb
Treasurer: Beverly Beavers-Brooks