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Economic Empowerment

  • Housing Alliance explores trends in home ownership and its importance in developing economic empowerment. Read the full article to learn more about these findings, or visit the Alliance at their website.
  • Social Security is gender neutral - individuals with identical earnings histories are treated the same in terms of benefits. However, due to certain demographic trends, women benefit from the Social Security program in several ways. Check out the Fact Sheet provided by the USA Social Security Administration to learn more.
    • NCNW Press Release announcing program (click here)
    • Institute For Women’s Policy Research Fact Sheet (click here)
    • GAO Social Security Reform Document Answers to Key Questions (click here)
    • Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies, Fact Sheet About African American Women (click here)
  • Women's economic well-being in modern society is inextricably linked to their involvement in business activities. Business ownership by women has increased rapidly in recent years, and their participation has grown in other economic activities, including self-employment, business decision making, and the management of business operations. U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy's 2001 report Women in Business examines available data reflecting women's participation in many of these business activities.
  • Business and Professional Women/USA (BPW/USA) fosters the success of working women by providing career advancement resources, work/life strategies and personal and professional connections.
  • It's never too early or too late to get your finances in order. Take the first step now. This site will help you find planning tools and resources to help secure your financial legacy from any life stage.
  • This article summarizes points from a survey commissioned by Fannie Mae Foundation in conjunction with the National Council of Negro Women and conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates. Details provided in this report show that African-American women have made significant economic progress in recent decades but still lag behind in most key indicators, compared with non-African-American women.
  • Black Wealth is a magazine and web site that provides a guide to financial empowerment for Black women.
  • Find recourses to jumpstart your financial planning at Marabella Books - a private, women-owned publishing company dedicated to providing products and services that empower Black women to create personal econocultures that benefit their families and our community.


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