The West Palm Beach Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) had its genesis in 1993 with a steering committee of eight women, brought together by Ethel E. Isaacs, and installed by the National President, Barbara DeBaptiste (April 1994). Ms. Isaacs (Williams) served two consecutive terms as the local chapter’s president. NCBW is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to addressing the needs of African American women through mentoring, advocacy, leadership development and economic empowerment.
This network was created to meet the expressed desire for a vehicle to serve the multiple needs of the contemporary Black woman, her aspirations, her growth and her concern for her community. NCBW facilitates Black female leaders ability to be a visible force in the socio-economic and political arenas, while taking the next generation of potentially underutilized African-American women under their wings to groom, nurture and support.
To this end, the Coalition will continue to develop important alliances with leadership from business, civic and government sectors. Additionally, it will work for consensus-building among other special interest groups.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to advocate on behalf of Black women and other women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.