On behalf of the Inland Empire National Council of Negro Women, thank you for stopping by. I hope that your journey through our website will provide you with a thorough understanding of our legacy, mission, and will to serve. NCNW’s founder Mary McLeod Bethune was a visionary leader, educator, and civil rights leader. She understood that without education, family, and character, poverty was inevitable. She once said, “I believe that the greatest hope for the development of my race lies in training our women thoroughly and practically”, and she worked tirelessly in that pursuit. Today, NCNW continues to carry on her amazing legacy. I am humbled and honored to represent the Inland Empire (IE NCNW) Section as their President. These Phenomenal women, encompass a variety of backgrounds and span multiple generations. I believe, “Empowered Women, Empower Women”, and that is one of the goals of the National Council of Negro Women. We show evidence in 300 campus and community-based sections, and 32 national women’s organizations that enlighten, inspire, and connect more than 2,000,000 women and men. Our 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 African who has earned her place with a statue in the halls of the United States Congress. This is where she always wanted women of African descent to have a presence in the nation’s capital.
We have educators, attorneys, medical professionals, community leaders, homemakers, business owners, pastors, and sorority members. We stand committed and united to making positive change in our community now and for future generations. Men are also encouraged to join as associate members.
I encourage you to learn more about our organization and feel confident that at the end of your visit, you will envision yourself as a part of IE NCNW! Enjoy your visit!