The National Council of Negro Women, Inc.


NCNW Fights for Equity in Health Care ... (read more)

A Bipartisan Salute to the Women's Bureau 100th Anniversary

Congratulations to the Women's Bureau on its 100th Anniversary! As Secretaries of Labor... (click here)

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. NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, and for more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. Johnnetta Betsch Cole was elected Chair of NCNW in 2018, ushering in a new era of social activism and continued progress and growth for the organization. Today, NCNW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future”. 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 and social justice.

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Honored with Statue in the U.S. Capitol

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator, civil rights activist, founder of Bethune-Cookman University. ...

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The horrific COVID-19 pandemic is the most devasting health crisis since the pandemis flue on 1918....

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Black Women's Roundtable Report

Black women could do more together than a part ...

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Our Seat at the Table

Yearning for Justice ...

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