OUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Las Vegas Chapter (NCBW) is a National 501c3 non-profit organization. Through advocacy we work as change agents in Clark County to influence policy that promotes gender equity in health awareness, education leadership and economic empowerment. We believe through our efforts we will fulfill our vision of seeing black women and girls living in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist. The NCBW consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who are committed to gender equity and socioeconomic advancement. NCBW was launched on October 24, 1981, with representatives from 14 states and the District of Columbia, and selected Jewell Jackson McCabe as its first national president. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote the NCBW agenda on leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The rapidity by which the organization grew is attested to by the statistics of 1986: 47 chapters in 19 states. The consensus of the organization in 1986 is perhaps best summed up in the paragraph from its initial newsletter: “No longer can Black women operate on the basis of reacting to crises and depending on crash programs to solve them. They know, as they have in the past, that they must understand and direct present trends and become aware of the new economic and social realities that are emerging. Seeking empowerment as a distinct group, they need to analyze their attitudes about power and understand both the traditional and unconventional routes to power. Most importantly, Black women are the linchpin of leadership continuity among all Black people and understand the need for mentoring that must be nurtured and honed day by day, from one generation to another.”

Dr. Sandra F. Mack
President, Las Vegas Chapter NCBW