On behalf of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, I welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in the organization. Our membership represents a diverse group of progressive women from various professions and occupations dedicated to advocacy on behalf of women of color in the areas of leadership development and on gender equity in health, education and economic development.
We are committed to fulfilling our mission on a daily basis by engaging the entire membership and producing program initiatives that will address the problems that affect our families and communities. Through collaborative efforts and partnerships, the Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter serves the community by leveraging our collective resources and serving as a voice to advocate on behalf of women, our families and communities to ensure equity and access in the areas of health, economic development, education and socio-political advancement.
It is my desire that you share in our enthusiasm as you learn about our mission and goals and participate in our program offerings and events.
Laura Morris Knight
First Vice President,
Second Vice President, Membership
Third Vice President,
E. Fran Johnson
Mary J. Demory
Rosemary Howell Atkinson
Thelma T. Daley
Immediate Past President
Dr. Anne O. Emery
Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter
The Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter, chartered on September 24, 1989, is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service through advocacy for health awareness, leadership development, economic development and education. The organization creates networks and partnerships that seek to empower African American women to address socio-economic and political issues, as well as career advancement and leadership opportunities.
The average chapter member is a college graduate, works as a professional in the public and /or private sector, and is actively involved in the educational, political, and economic life of the community.
The Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter accomplishes its work by identifying issues that impact the community, especially, African American women and mounts strategic efforts to take action and effect change.
NCBW is an outgrowth of dedicated African American women in New York City. These women persistently worked to address the problems that affected their families, their communities, and themselves, and they aggressively began to reach out to other Black women and to mobilize their emerging strength into a visible and influential force. In 1971, an organization developed from these efforts that was called the Coalition of 100 Black Women.
The advocacy group seeks to empower African American women to meet their diverse needs through programs which provide for effective networking among African American women as well as linkages with other organizations, and the corporate and political sectors. Its programs include:
- Leadership Development Institute
- Visibility and effectiveness in the socio-economic and political arenas
- Advocacy for education, health, and economic development
- Role modeling and mentoring to young women
"The mission of NCBW is to develop leaders who will help to rebuild their communities and redirect the energies of younger Black people who live in those communities."
Greetings from our president