The National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

November 13, 2018

Dear Friends:  

Thanks for your continuing support of NCNW.  We are proud to announce that Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole was sworn in on Sunday, November 11, 2018, as Chair of the Board and 7th National President of NCNW.  We are excited in anticipation of work she will continue to do for women of African descent, their families and communities. Dr. Cole has been a key supporter of NCNW for years and we could not be more grateful that she has consented to lend the organization her reputation and experience.  (read more)


The National Council of Negro Women is a coalition comprised of 200 community-based sections in 32 states and 38 national organizational affiliates that works to enlighten and inspire more than 3,000,000 women and men. Its mission is to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent, their families and communities. NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, influential educator and activist. For more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones was elected Chair of NCNW in 2012, ushering in a new era of progress and growth for the organization. Today, NC NW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Futu re”. NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy consistent with traditional values.


Dr. Dorothy Irene Height

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