Registration is now open for the 61st Biennial Convention

October 9-13, 2024
Baltimore, Maryland
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

Our voice. Our power. Together, our future.

Registration is now open for the 61st Biennial Convention

October 9-13, 2024
Baltimore, Maryland
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor




Our Mission

The National Council of Negro Women is an “organization of organizations” (comprised of 300 campus and community-based sections and 32 national women’s organizations) that enlightens, inspires and connects more than 2,000,000 women and men. Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities.

Our Programs

Economic Empowerment


Health Equity

Social Justice

In the News

Legacy Civil Rights Leaders Officially Endorse the Freedom to Learn Campaign

The leaders of the nation’s Black-led legacy civil rights organizations emphatically rejected the effort to suppress Black history and endorsed the Freedom to Learn campaign, a movement created to fight the growing disinformation campaign against the erasure of history and lived experiences of marginalized communities, critical race theory, and equitable legislation.

National NCNW News

Black Women’s Roundtable Report

Black women could do more together than a part …


Creating a new scholarship …


NCNW Influenza Town Hall #5

March 9, 2023 • 7:00 p.m.

East Regional Sessions with the Sections

March 14, 2023 • 8:30 pm EST

Midwest/Central Regional Sessions with the Sections

March 21, 2022 • 8:30 p.m.

West Regional Sessions with the Sections

March 28, 2023 • 8:30 p.m. EST

National Affiliates Assembly

November 5-5, 2022

The Latest

Bethune-Height Changemaker Pathways

The Bethune-Height Changemaker Pathways (BHCP) are NCNW’s intentionally designed programmatic response to the systemic inequities that continue to stifle Black women’s maximized success. MISSION Through BHCP, NCNW will empower Black women and girls to navigate...

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NCNW HQ Newsletter: 180 Days into the New Era

You don't want to miss this.   Social Justice 60th Anniversary of March on Washington President and CEO Shavon Arline-Bradley delivered remarks during the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., August 26 at 11:00 a.m....

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The Height Scholars Project

The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation and National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Establish Scholarship in Collaboration with Meta to Study the Intersection of Technology and Civil Rights  As a result of technical difficulties due to upgrades, the NCNW website was...

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Do you want to become more involved in strengthening families, creating economic opportunity and building healthy communities? If so, NCNW is for you. Your community-based section of NCNW offers you a positive, uplifting and supportive network of sisters (and brothers) who share a passion for NCNWs mission.