NCNW 60th National Convention Book

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“A Noble Past Shaping A Powerful Future” CHAIR CONVENTION CO-CHAIRS
Dr. Thelma T. Daley NCNW President/Chair Dawna Michelle Fields NCNW Vice Chair Dr. A. Lois Keith NCNW Vice Chair
6 0th NATIONAL CONVENTION Washington Hilton Hotel 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009 DEC. 1—4 National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
Dr. Helena Johnson NCNW Vice Chair

celebrates the rich legacy of NCNW and its enduring mission to lead, empower and advocate for Black women, their families and communities.

We are honored to support NCNW’s 60th National Convention, “A Noble Past Shaping a Powerful Future,” that will salute yesterday’s achievements and prepare for tomorrow’s promise.

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hat a wonderful organization NCNW is to have been blessed by the incredible vision and shaping of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. And here we are, the recipients of her indelible legacy. What a great feeling it is to be so endowed!

Convention fortified by a glorious history that is propelling us to

Our steps ahead also are building upon those solid planks put in place by Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, Ms. Vivian Carter Mason, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, Dr. Barbara Shaw, Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones, and Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole.

With a strong sense of advocacy, we will continue the pursuit of unalienable rights as we address not only the organizational growth, but as we broaden our knowledge through the myriad of speakers, workshops, plenaries, dialogues, and discussions.

We hope all will leave with clarity as I draw upon the philosopher, Epictetus, who said we are disturbed not by things, but by the views we take of them.

Enjoy the fellowship of those who have come from across the whole country. Together, share the wisdom of the Section leaders, the Life and Legacy Life members, the Affiliates, the members in all categories, staff, and our guests. Leave with renewed commitment and walk with pride and integrity. Grab a hold of the lamp lighting the way and let the noble past undergird the beckoning journey to a powerful future.

Thanks for your support, confidence, and empowering spirit!

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60th National Convention n receiving the Cr ystal Stair Award.



December 1, 2022


National Council of Negro Women

I am pleased to extend greetings to all, as you celebrate the National Council of Negro Women’s 62nd National Convention.

As you look back today on your magnificent 87 year legacy of accomplishments, I urge you to continue in the Council’s historic mission and tradition of leading, developing, and advocating for women of African descent in support of strong families and communities.

The National Council of Negro Women has done a significant job of building a stronger and brighter future through your contributions in education, economic empowerment, and community service.

My best wishes for an outstanding evening and continued success!


Eleanor Holmes Norton

Not printed or mailed at government expense. (Facsimile)

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Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing

Lift ev’ry voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as the list’ning skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us, Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet

Come to the place for which our fathers sighed

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last

Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray.

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee, Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand, True to our God, true to our native land.

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Convention Daily Schedule THURSDAY


8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast Concourse

8:00am – 12:00pm Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute Registration Concourse

ALL DAY Convention Registration / NCNW Membership

9:00am – 5:00pm Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute International Ballroom

• Introduction to the Institute Dr. Alotta Taylor and Dr. Helena Johnson

• President’s Perspectives Dr. Thelma T. Daley

• The Purpose Dr. Johnson and Dr. Taylor

• Building Leadership Ms. Synovia Moss

• Ethical Leadership: Ms. Constance B. Newman

• Do The Right Thing

• Leadership: Rules, Policy, Parliamentarians: Ms. Wanda Nelson Ms. Theljewa Garrett Procedure, Organization Conduct

• Workshop Comments Dr. Johnson and Dr. Taylor

12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH - Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute (participants only) Columbia

• Being A Leader Mr. John C. Miller

• Leadership: Shaping a Ms. Malvina Rollins Kay Powerful Financial Future

• Growing Leadership Capacity Dr. Rodney A. Henderson

• Workshop Summary Dr. Johnson and Dr. Taylor

• Closing Remarks Dr. Daley

• Awarding of Certificates Dr. Daley/Dr. Johnson/Dr. Taylor

12:00pm - 10:00pm Marketplace Opens Concourse

6:00pm - 7:00pm Convention Committee Meetings Georgetown East

7:00pm - 9:00pm Board of Directors Dinner Meeting (NCNW Board Members only) Georgetown West

8:00pm - 10:00pm Meet & Greet Reception International Terrace

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Convention Daily Schedule




7:30am- 9:00 pm Virtual Help Desk Concourse

8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast Concourse

8:00am - 8:00pm Convention Registration Terrace Foyer

9:00am - 10:00pm Marketplace Opens Concourse

9:30am – 12:00pm PLENARY SESSION I - OPENING: Presiding: Dr. Thelma T. Daley International Ballroom Call to Order “Lift Every Voice and Sing” James Weldon Johnson & John Rosamond Johnson Invocation Starlee Alexander, Past South Carolina State Convener Music “Give Us This Day” Ms. Willease Williams, South Carolina State Convener Introductions

Greetings Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, NCNW 7th President/Chair Seating of the Delegates Michelle Henderson, NCNW Secretary Reports

• Credentials Sharelle Carper, President National Assoc. of Negro Business & Prof. Women’s Clubs

• Rules Deborah Walls Foster, Chair

• Adoption of Agenda/Program

• Introduction of President/Chair Dr. A. Lois Keith, NCNW Vice Present

• State of the Organization Dr. Thelma T. Daley, NCNW President/Chair

• Treasurer’s Report Beverly Beavers-Brooks, NCNW Treasurer

• Bylaws Alicia Lewis, Esq., NCNW Bylaws Chair

• Elections Honorable Patricia Lattimore, Chair

• Nominations Bishop Leah Daughtry, Chair

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FRIDAY (continued)


12:30pm - 2:30pm

Presidents’ Lunch

Blessing Sonda Bradfield, President, Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

Special Commentary The Honorable Jamie Raskin Member U.S. House of Representatives Member of The January 6th Committee

Introduction of Speaker Ms. Drema Woldman Immediate Past President Top Ladies of Distinction Inc. (TLOD)

Presenter: Gugu Lethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw, Goodwill Ambassador United Nations Ambassador High Commissioner For Refugees

Columbia Ballroom West

3:00pm - 5:00pm PLENARY SESSION II International Ballroom

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Credentials Update

Sharelle Carper, Chair & Dr. Linda Hunt, Co-Chair “Economic Empowerment: Natalie Coffield, Former Assistant Administrator for The Office of An Entrepreneurs Women’s Business Ownership Perspective”


Judge Gloria Reno, Co-Chair, Kieanna Childs Alexander, Co-Chair Young Adults/Collegiate

“Economic Empowerment: First Apartment Knowing Your Housing Rights & First-Time Home Buyer” Arion Jamerson, Co-Chair Young Adult Collegiate/Affairs Avery Allen, Social Media Manager, “MOVE ON”

Meet the Candidates

Bishop Leah Daughtry, Nominations Chair Honorable Patricia Lattimore, Elections Chair

4:00pm - 10:00pm Members Lounge Opens Fairchild

7:30pm - 9:00pm PLENARY SESSION III

International Ballroom


Hon. Alexis Herman, Former Sec. of Labor “Exploring The Legacy: Documentary On The Founder”

Comments Dr. Cole, Latisha Hazell and Audience Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole 7th National President and NCNW Chair Latisha Hazell, Former Cincinnati Section President

Music - Conversation – Fellowship

9:30pm - 10:30pm Networking Reception Crystal Ballroom

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DEC 3 Convention Daily Schedule SATURDAY


8:00am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast Concourse

8:00am - 12:00pm Convention Registration International Ballroom

8:00am - 8:00pm Virtual Volunteer Help Desk Concourse

9:00am - 10:00pm Marketplace Opens Concourse

9:00am - 10:00am Voting International Ballroom

10:30am - 12:00pm Programmatic Workshops

• Building Vaccine Confidence & Advocacy in Public Health - Presented by Good Health WINs

• Maternal Health - Presented by: the Health Equity Committee

• Social Media Literacy: Avoid the Disinformation Trap - Presented by Media Wise and META

• Traumatic Impact of COVID-19 - Presented by the Program Committee

• Human Trafficking Awareness - Presented by the Human Trafficking Committee

• Empowering the Future of Young Men - Presented by Charles L. Franklin Associates

Georgetown West Georgetown East International Ballroom Jefferson East Lincoln West Jefferson East


Luncheon Columbia Ballroom

Musical Selection

Sarah Killian, President Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Blessing Bonita Reed, Mississippi State President

Musical Selection Dolorez Cobb-Jones, Member, Harrisburg Section

Presentation of Speaker Dr. Louise Rice, Past President Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Message The Honorable Marcia Fudge, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Music Gina Pettis-Deen, Vice President, Charlotte Section

Closing Remarks

3:00pm - 5:00pm PLENARY SESSION IV International Ballroom

Introduction of Dais

Michelle Sermon Davis, Protocol Chair

Roll Call Nichelle Henderson, Recording Secretary

Issues of the Day


Janice Mathis, Esq., Executive Director, NCNW

Dawna Michelle Fields, Vice President NCNW Damon Hewitt, Esq., President/CEO, Lawyers Committee

Social Justice Presentation: “What Does Social Justice Look Like For NCNW”

Dr. Doreen Loury, Co-Chair. Kimberly Underdue, Co-Chair, Dr. Elsie Scott, Dr. Latisha Foster-Scott, Kuszchander Scott, Selena Singleton, Esq., Bianca Shaw and Susie Johnson

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Committee Reports Credentials Election

International Ballroom

“Trees of Hope” International Project President Daley Regina Posley, Member-At-Large, NCNW Bryan O’Donnell, Manager Corporate Partnerships, Arbor Day Foundation

Closing Remarks

4:30pm - 5:30pm Empower Yourself Self Defense Workshop Presented by Committee on YACA Georgetown West


PLENARY SESSION V - “An Evening of Wonder” Crystal Ballroom

Fireside Chat with Simone Saunders, MSNBC Commentator Jotaka Eaddy, Moderator Founder and CEO, Full Circle Strategies Music Spur of the Moment

The Evening of Wonder with Special Guest Sheryl Lee Ralph, Emmy Award Winner/Actress Comments

An Evening of Celebration with Spur of the Moment Band

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DEC 4 Convention Daily Schedule SUNDAY


9:00am - 12:00pm Marketplace Opens Concourse


PLENARY SESSION VI - Prayers and Appreciation Program Brunch Jefferson & Lincoln Rooms

Musical Prelude

Cecelia Webb Whitehead, Music Director Opening Dr. Thelma T. Daley, President/Chair

Prayer for Legacy Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, NCNW Chaplain Music “How I Got Over”

Prayer for Peace Supreme Lady Michaela LeBlanc, Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Peter Claver

Music “What The World Needs Now”

Chat with The Master Sculptor Nilda Maria Comas

Prayer for Justice Dr. Jacqueline Scott, International President Women’s Missionary Council, CME Church

Music “Keep Your Hands On The Plow”

Prayer For the Future Dr. Caroline Delores Shine, West Volusia Seminole Section Music “A Change Is Gonna Come”

BHRP Report

Dawna Michelle Fields, Co-Chair Johnnie Walker, Co-Chair

President’s Remarks Dr. Thelma T. Daley

Installation of Officers Honorable Alexis Herman, Former Secretary of Labor



Janice Mathis, Executive Director

Candace Spencer, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Somerlyn Stovall, Special Assistant to the Chair


Krystal Ramseur, Chief Operations Officer

Tarsha Small, Finance Specialist

Michelle Holder, Office Manager/ Volunteer Coordinator

Elected Officers

NCNW Staff

Kiya McDonald, COO Executive Assistant

Jade Walker, Data Evaluation Specialist

Adwoa Osei, Program Administrator


Tkeban X.T. Jahannes, Director

Sandra Green, Graphics Designer and Production Specialist

Whitney Guilford, Media Manager

Rebekah Watson, Telecomm Fellow


David Glenn, Director

Malinda Todd, Membership Assistant Philanthropy

Roslyn Hannibal-Booker, Director

Dara Tilghman, Philanthropy Executive Assistant

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NCNW Executive Committee

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Thelma T. Daley President/Chair Dawna Michelle Fields Vice President A. Lois Keith Vice President Helena J. Johnson Vice President Ariana Brazier Vice President Nichelle Henderson Recording Secretary Beverly Beavers-Brooks Treasurer Linda Hunt Asst. Treasurer Kieanna Childs Alexander Member-At-Large Brenda Robinson Anderson Member-At-Large Loretta Gray Member-At-Large Valerie Hall Member-At-Large Regina Majors Posley Member-At-Large Diane Larché Member-At-Large Olivia Smith Member-At-Large Theljewa Garrett Parliamentarian Leah Daughtry, Chair Nominating Cmte. Johnnie Walker, Chair Bethune/Height Recognition Program. Alicia Lewis, Chair Bylaws Committee Constance B. Newman, Chair Finance & Audit Cmte. and Sr, Advisor to the Chair

NCNW Executive Committee

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Deborah W. Foster, Chair Committee for the Future Michele Hagans, Chair Building Committee Sharah’ Denton, Chair Health Equity Committee Patricia W. Lattimore Chair, Personnel Committee Tamara Wilds Lawson Co-Chair, Program Committee Paulette Norvel Lewis Co-Chair, Program Committee Sandra Gipson, Chair Human Trafficking Awareness Committee Kimberly Underdue Co-Chair, Social Justice Cmte Doreen Loury, Co-Chair Social Justice Committee Alotta Taylor National Historian Arion Jamerson, Co-Chair Young Adults & Collegiate Affairs Barbara Williams-Skinner Chaplain Johnnetta Betsch Cole Immediate Past National Pres, Ingrid Saunders Jones 6th National President

NCNW Sections & Guilds


A.M.E. Zion NW-Chicago District Section, IL

Alamance-Guildford Section, NC

Alameda County Section, CA

Albuquerque Section, NM

Alton Section, IL

Athens Westmont Section, CA

Attala/Kosciusko Section, MS

Barbara Jordan-Houston Section, TX

Beaumont-Southeast Texas Area Section, TX

Bertha Black Rhoda Section, MO

Bethune-Leonard Section, SC

Booker Clark Section, MS

Brevard County Section, FL Bronx Section, NY Brooklyn Section, NY

Broward County Section, FL

Cape Fear Area Section, NC

Capital Area Section of North Carolina, NC

Central Florida Section, FL

Central Savannah River Area Section (Augusta), GA

Champaign County Section, IL

Charles County Section, MD Charlotte Section, NC

Chesterfield Metro Area Section, VA Chicago Central, IL

Chicago Midwest Section, IL Cincinnati Section, OH Clarendon Section, SC Clark County Springfield Section, OH

Clarke County Section, MS Cleveland Section, OH Colleton Section, SC

Columbia South Carolina Section, SC

Columbus Georgia Area Section, GA

Columbus Ohio Section, OH Compton Section, CA

Connecticut State Coalition, CT Co-op City Section, NY

Cuyahoga County Section, OH

Dallas Southwest Section, TX

Darlington County Section, SC

Dayton Section, OH

Daytona Beach Section, FL

DeKalb Section, GA

Delaware Valley Section, PA

Denver Section, CO

Detroit Section, MI

District of Columbia Section #2, DC

Dorothy I. Height Quad-Counties Section, MS Durham Section, NC

East Bay Area Section, CA

East Bronx Section, NY

East Oakland/Hayward Section, CA

East Palo Alto Section, CA

Elease Knight Section, TX

Ethele Scott Section, IL

Fairfield-Suisun-Vacaville Section, CA

Fayetteville Area Section, NC Flatbush Section, NY Florence Section, SC

Florence-Bethune Section, SC Gary Section, IN

Gateway Metropolitan Section, MO Golden Gate Section, CA

Greater Atlanta Section, GA

Greater Austin Section, TX Greater Baltimore Section, MD

Greater Boston Section, MA Greater Bridgeport Section, CT Greater Elizabeth Area Section, NJ

Greater Harrisburg Section, PA

Greater New Haven Section, CT Greater Pocono Section, PA Greater Tallahassee Section, FL Greater Trinity Section, TX Greenville County Section, SC Greenville Pitt County Area Section, NC Greenwood Section, SC Gulfport Section, MS Gwinnett County Area Section, GA Hartford Section, CT Henry-Clayton Section, GA High Desert Section, CA Houston Metropolitan Area Section, TX Hudson Valley Section, NY Huntington Section, NY Indianapolis Section, IN Inland-Empire Section, CA Jacksonville Section, FL Laurel Section, MS Lawrence Indiana Section, IN Lee County Section, SC Long Beach Section, CA

Long Island Cross County Section, NY Lorain County Section, OH Los Angeles Section, CA Louisville Section, KY Macomb County Section, MI

Magnolia Bethune-Height, MS Manhattan Section, NY

Mary McLeod Bethune Section, SC

Mary McLeod Bethune Section, CA

Memphis/Shelby County Section, TN Merced County Section, CA

Mercer County Section, NJ

Metro Jackson Section, MS

Metropolitan Dade County Section, FL

Metropolitan Greensboro Area Section, NC

Metropolitan Sun of Arizona Section, AZ

Metropolitan Washington Area Section, DC

Metropolitan Women’s Network Section, NY

Middle Tennessee, TN

Midwood & Vicinity Section, NY Milwaukee Section, WI

Minnie H. Goodlow Page Section, TX

Mitchellville/Bowie Section, MD

Montclair Section, NJ

Montgomery Alabama Capitol Section, AL

Montgomery County Section, MD Nassau County Section, NY

Natchez Section, MS

New Dominion Section, VA

New London County Section, CT New Orleans Section, LA

Newport News-Hampton Section, VA Norfolk Section, VA

North Bronx Section, NY

North Fulton Area Section, GA

North Shore Area Section, NJ

Northeast Area Mississippi Section, MS

Northeastern North Carolina Section, NC

Northern Virginia Section, VA

Northwest Georgia Area Section, GA Northwest Virginia Section, VA Okolona Section, MS Omaha Section, NE

Orange County Section, CA Passaic County Section, NJ

Pensacola Section, FL

Philadelphia Section, PA

Plainfield Scotch Plains Section, NJ

Pomona Valley Section, CA

Potomac Valley Section, MD

Prince George’s County Section, MD Queens County Section, NY Rahway Section, NJ

Rankin/Mon Valley/Pittsburgh, PA

Raritan Valley Section, NJ

Reston-Dulles Section, VA Richmond Section, VA Riverside, CA

Rockdale-Newton Section, GA Rockford, IL

Roselle Section, NJ

Sacramento Valley Section, CA

San Antonio - Ruth Jones McClendon, TX

San Diego Section, CA

San Francisco Section, CA

San Gabriel Valley Section, CA

Sandusky Ohio Section, OH

Santa Clara County Section, CA

Savannah Section, GA

Seattle Section, WA Section, MS

Section of the Oranges, NJ

Selma-Dallas County Section, AL

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South Suburban Chicago, IL

St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section, FL

Stafford-Fredericksburg Section, VA

Staten Island Section, NY

Suburban Dallas/DeSoto Section, TX

Suffolk County Section, NY

Syracuse Section, NY

T. Mathis Hawkins Section, TX

Tampa Metropolitan Section, FL

Tidewater Virginia Section, VA Tri-County Section, NJ

Tupelo Lee County Section, MS

Valdosta-Lowndes Metro Section, GA

Vallejo Section, CA View Park, Los Angeles, CA

Virginia Beach Section, VA Washington Section, DC West Volusia/Seminole Section, FL

Westchester Section, NY Western Reserve Section, OH Wilcox County Section, AL Williamsburg Section, SC Winston-Salem Section, NC Youngstown Section, OH


Alabama State University

Albany State University

Arizona State University Benedict-Byrd

Bethune-Cookman University

Bloomsburg University Bowie State University Bowling Green State University

Cheyney State University Chicago State University City College of New York Clark Atlanta University

Clayton State University Columbus State University

Coppin State University

Delaware State University East Carolina University

East Stroudsburg University

Eastern Michigan University

Edward Waters University

Elizabeth City State University

Elon University

Fayetteville State University

Fisk University

Florida A&M University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida International University

Florida State University

Fort Valley State University

Frostburg State University

George Washington University

Georgia Southern University

NCNW Sections & Guilds

Georgia State University

Hampton University

Harris-Stowe State University

Howard University Indiana State University Johnson C. Smith University

Kean University

Kennesaw State University

Langston University Lincoln University Mercer University Monmouth University Morgan State University Morris College

Norfolk State University North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina Central University Old Dominion University Paul Quinn College Penn State, University Park Robert Morris University

Saint Augustine’s University Salisbury University Sarah Allen University Savannah State University Seton Hall University Shaw University Shippensburg University Spelman College

State University of New York at Albany Temple University

Tennessee State University Texas College Towson University Tuskegee University University of Alabama University of Central Florida University of Connecticut University of Florida University of Georgia University of Maryland University of Miami University of Michigan, Ann Arbor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Florida University of South Florida at Tampa University of West Florida University of West Georgia Valdosta State University West Chester University Widener University Winston-Salem State University


Alamance Guilford Youth, NC Alton Youth, IL

Barbara Jordan-Houston Youth, TX Bethune-Leonard Youth, SC Brooklyn Youth, NY

Broward County Youth, FL Columbus Youth, OH Co-op City Youth, NY

Cuyahoga County Youth, OH Dayton Youth Section, OH

Dekalb, Black Pearls NCNW Youth, GA

Destiny’s Promise Youth of Tampa Metro, FL Durham Youth, NC

Ethele Scott Youth, IL

Fayetteville Area Youth, NC

Female Achievers Maintaining Excellence, MD Flatbush Youth, NY

Florence Youth (Visionaries), SC Gary Youth, IN Greenville County Youth, SC

Jacksonville Youth (Fletcher High School), FL Lawrence Indiana Youth, IN

Lee County Youth (Young Ladies Gaining, Gathering and Achieving), SC Manhattan Youth, NY

Mary McLeod Bethune Youth, SC, SC Midwood & Vicinity Youth, NY Minnie H. Goodlow Page Youth, TX New Vision Youth, NY

Newport News-Hampton Youth, VA Queens County Youth, NY

Richmond Youth (The Young Leaders of Richmond), VA

Sacramento Valley Youth, CA San Diego Youth, CA

Spirit of Bethune Student, DC

Staten Island Youth (Young Diamonds), NY Suburban Dallas/DeSoto Youth, TX

The Dreamers Youth of North Carolina Valdosta Youth (Black Diamonds), GA Wilcox County Youth, AL

San Gabriel Valley Youth (Young Legends), CA


Capital City Life Member Guild, SC

Dayton-Springfield Life Member Guild, OH

Dekalb Pacesetters Life Member Guild. GA

Greater Washington Life Member Guild. DC Indiana Life Member Guild. IN

Laurens County Life Member Guild, SC

Moreno Valley Life Member Guild, CA New Jersey Life Member Guild, NJ North Ohio Life Member Guild, OH

Northern California Life Member Guild, CA Richmond Life Member Guild, VA

Southern California Life Member Guild, CA

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NCNW National Affiliate Organizations

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Ms. Danette Anthony Reed International President & CEO

American Federation of Teachers Rev. Dr. Regena Thomas Co-Director, Human Rights and Community Relations

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Dr. Sarah M. Killian DNP, RN, NEA-BC National President

Chums, Inc. Ms. Barbara Neville National President

Continental Societies, Inc. Ms. Gwendolyn A. Lindsay National President

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Elsie Cooke-Holmes 28th National President

Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Sonda Bradfield 19th National President

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Lenor R. Reese National President

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Ms. Dorothy M. White 23rd National President

Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Peter Claver Ms. Micaela LeBlanc Supreme Lady

Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc. Dr. Ditra S. Scruggs Grand Basileus

Las Amigas, Inc. Ms. Agatha Bouvier Martin Grimes National President

Les Gemmes, Inc.

Ms. Constance T. Davis 18th National President

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Ms. Sherelle T. Carper National President

National Association of University Women

Ms. Betty Wilkerson 2nd International President

National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division Ms. Desiree Boykin Esq. Chair

National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Dr. Martha Dawson DNP, RN, CNS, FACHE National President

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

Ms. Elizabeth Jones MBA, CA National President

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Ms. Melanie L. Campbell President & CEO

National Delicados, Inc. Dr. Joice E. Conyers Ph.D. National President

National Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star, National Supreme Council

Sister Kim T. Chapman National Supreme Grand Matron

National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.

Ms. Margarette Galloway Supreme Basileus

National Women of Achievement, Inc. Achiever April Jackson Banks National President

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Ms. Rasheeda S. Liberty 24th International Grand Basileus

Swing Phi Swing, SFI Ms. Debra McKoy 11th National President

Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Fayetta Caffie Supreme Basileus

The Charmettes, Inc. Ms. Catherine D. Lewis National President

The Links, Inc. Ms. Ethel Isaacs Williams J.D. National President

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Lady Sharon J. Beard 14th National President

Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society, AME Zion Church Ms. Sandra B. Crowder International President

Women’s Missionary Council, CME Church Mrs. Jacqueline I. Scott International President

Women’s Missionary Society, AME Church

Dr. Deborah Taylor King International President

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Stacie N.C. Grant 26th International President

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Congressman Jamie Raskin

Congressman Jamie Raskin proudly represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes Montgomery, Carroll, and Frederick Counties. Congressman Raskin was sworn into his third Term at the start of the 117th Congress on January 3, 2021.

This is Rep. Raskin’s third term serving on the House Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and the Committee on House Administration. This is his second term serving on the Rules Committee and the Coronavirus Select Subcommittee. He was also renamed Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Chair of the Rules Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures for the 117th Congress.

Prior to his time in Congress, Raskin was a three-term State Senator in Maryland, where he also served as the Senate Majority Whip. He earned a reputation for building coalitions in Annapolis to deliver a series of landmark legislative accomplishments. He was also a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law for more than 25 years. He authored several books, including the Washington Post bestseller Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People and the highly-acclaimed We the Students: Supreme Court Cases For and About America’s Students, which has sold more than 50,000 copies.

Congressman Raskin is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

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The power of sisterhood takes center stage.

Toyota Motor North America is a proud sponsor of the National Council of Negro Women. We celebrate NCNW for 87 years of dedicated work on its mission to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families, and their communities. Significant changes to many lives have occurred because NCNW was bold enough to help girls and women achieve goals and break barriers.


Secretary Marcia L. Fudge

Secretary Marcia L. Fudge is the 18th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Throughout her career, Secretary Fudge has worked to help low-income families, seniors, and communities across the country. Secretary Fudge served as U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Ohio from 2008 to March 9, 2021. She is past Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. In 1999, Secretary Fudge was elected the first female and first African American mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, a position she held for two terms. As Mayor, she addressed the growing foreclosure crisis by creating a local partnership that helped residents maintain the financial security needed to buy or keep a home. As a former mayor, Secretary Fudge has seen firsthand the need for economic development and affordable

housing. She prioritized improving the city’s tax base and expanded opportunities for affordable housing. Secretary Fudge believes our housing issues do not fit into a one-size-fits-all approach. We need policies and programs that can adapt to meet a community’s unique housing challenges. She is committed to making the dream of homeownership - and the security and wealth creation that comes with it - a reality for more Americans. Under Secretary Fudge’s leadership, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is working to eradicate the growing homelessness issue and put an end to discriminatory practices in the housing market.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Ms. Sheryl Lee Ralph stars as Barbara Howard on the ABC mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary, for which she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, and became the first Black woman to win the award in 35 years. She became the second Black actress to win in the category after Jackée Harry, who won in 1987 for 227. In October 2022, Ralph became the recipient of the Order of Jamaica.

Sheryl Lee Ralph is an acclaimed veteran of film, television and the Broadway stage.

Her award-winning body of work includes creating and originating the role of Deena Jones on Broadway in the landmark musical Dreamgirls, which earned her both a Tony and Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actress.

On television, Sheryl Lee has starred in It’s a Living, her own series New Attitude, the George

Foreman series George and in the hit comedy Designing Women. She was also voted one of TV’s Favorite Moms for her portrayal of step mom Dee on the number-one rated television series Moesha.

Her extensive film credits include Sister Act II with Whoopi Goldberg, The Flintstones with Rosie O’Donell, The Mighty Quinn with Denzel Washington, Mistress with Robert De Niro, and Eddie Murphy’s Distinguished Gentleman. Sheryl Lee’s performance with Danny Glover in To Sleep with Anger won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Mother of two, Sheryl Lee Ralph loves every moment of raising her children. Recently married to State Senator Vincent Hughes of Pennsylvania in what Entertainment Tonight called, “The most elegant and romantic wedding of the summer!” She acknowledges that love is the greatest gift to be given and shared.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an award-winning actor of the stage and screen. Her stage performances include HAMLET (2009) alongside Jude Law in the West End, ELSINORE in Denmark and Broadway, and NELL GWYNN (2015), for which she was nominated for ‘Best Actress’ at the 2015 Evening Standard Theatre awards.In film, Gugu has starred in LARRY CROWNE (2011) alongside Tom Hanks, and period drama BELLE (2013), for which Gugu won Best Actress at the 2014 BIFA Awards. In 2018, Gugu starred in Disney’s ground-breaking blockbuster fantasy A WRINKLE IN TIME whilst also appearing in romantic tragicomedy CLOVERFIELD PARADOX. She can also be seen in Stephanie Laing’s IRREPLACEABLE YOU (2018) on Netflix, where Gugu starred as the lead character, Abbie. In March 2019 Gugu starred as superhero ‘Ruth’ in supernatural thriller, FAST COLOR. Gugu appeared in COME AWAY (2020). In the same year, Gugu starred in the pageant comedy drama MISBEHAVIOUR alongside Kiera Knightly and Jessie Buckley. SUMMERLAND (2020) saw Gugu starring alongside Gemma Arterton in the film.

With regards to television, in 2016 Gugu starred in SAN JUNIPERO, as part of the Netflix anthology series “BLACK MIRROR”. In addition to several other accolades, “San Junipero” won two Primetime Emmy Awards. Gugu also starred in Apple TV’s award-winning drama series “THE MORNING SHOW” (2019). In the summer of 2021, Gugu featured in Marvel’s “LOKI” on Disney+ opposite Tom Hiddleston. Gugu starred as the lead role in HBO/BBC’s adaptation of JP Delaney’s best-selling psychological thriller “THE GIRL BEFORE”, which aired in the UK in December 2021 and on HBO Max in the US in February 2022. Most recently, Gugu can be seen in Apple TV+’s “SURFACE”. Gugu not only stars, but also executive produces the series, alongside Hello Sunshine. Gugu just finished filming the lead role, opposite Kevin Hart, in LIFT, a new comedy thriller for Netflix. Gugu was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

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60th National Convention Proud to support the 2022 National Council of Negro Women Convention.

Jotaka Eaddy

Jotaka Eaddy is an award-winning strategist, who Forbes Magazine describes as the “Olivia Pope of Silicon Valley.” With more than 20 years of experience in policy, advocacy, and movement building, Jotaka is a highly sought-after speaker and strategist whose accomplishments include: her trailblazing election as the University of South Carolina’s first Black woman Student Body President; her groundbreaking work to help abolish juvenile death penalty; and her pivotal leadership as Senior Advisor to the NAACP where she led Initiatives to expand and defend voting rights.

As the founder and CEO of Full Circle Strategies, LLC, Jotaka leads a team of individuals committed to advancing transformative change and global impact for public and private sector clients. She advises Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network’s award winning OWN Your Vote campaign.

In 2020 she founded the movement #WinWithBlackWomen, an intergenerational, intersectional group of Black women leaders representing every sector of business and philanthropy. The network has garnered more than 800 million organic impressions on social media and is credited with making a significant impact on the historic election of

2020 which resulted in unprecedented representation of Black women from the White House, to the Supreme Court. She is helping to lead the fight to bring Brittney Griner home.

As one of the few black women that has served in the C-Suite of a Silicon Valley based company, Jotaka is a passionate advocate for increased representation and influence in the tech sector. Jotaka has traveled extensively, serving as a guest lecturer and strategist on topics including: the power of social impact, women’s empowerment, and the intersection of tech and impact at various institutions and universities covering 49 states and 25 countries.

Her work has been highlighted in several publications including Fortune Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Essence Magazine, CNN, MSNBC among others Jotaka is a member of the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and serves on the national Strategic Partnerships Taskforce for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a proud native of Johnsonville, SC (population 1490 people) and a passionate advocate for her beloved Alma Mater – the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

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Fatima Abdullah

Brenda Anderson

Faye Ball

Monica Baltimore

Beverly Beavers-Brooks

Minal Bopaiah

Vivian Bouldin

Marcella Boyd Cox

Sonda Bradfield

Leona Bridges Mary Burciaga Nelson

J.T. (Ted) Childs, Jr. Dorothy Chimney

Deborah D. Clarke

Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Pamela Collins

Maxine Cooper Thompson Maggie Coxon

Thelma Daley

Patricia Daniels

Sarah Dean Sara Dennis

Ylonda Dowleyne

Crystal Dove-Paris Audrey C. Drake

Ellar Duff (Ret.)

Cheryl Eggleston

Dawna Michelle Fields

Nate Fisher

Stephanie Floyd-Johnson

Gail Forest

Marcia Fudge

Gloria Gardner

Sandra Gipson

Olive J. Glasgow

Loretta Gray

Odessa Gray

Sheila Grumbach

Michele Hagans

Roslyn Hannibal-Booker

Darlene Hardimon

Connie Matthews Harshaw

Velma Henderson

Alexis Henry

Sara D. Herring

Patsy J. Hilliard

Ernestine Hogan A. M. Horsford

Cheryl Hughes

Linda Hunt Kenover Jackson

Brenda James James Ella James

Frances Jemmott

Anita H Jenkins Jacquelyn Jenkins-Nash Juanita Jenkins Helena Johnson Mary Johnson Magdalene Johnson Obaji Maxine Joseph

Sharon Kay Lois Keith

Gladys Keller

Cynthia Kelly Jean Kennedy

Viola J. Keyes

Courtney Lattimore

Patricia Lattimore

Regina Majors

Gerone Mathews

Janice Mathis Peola McCaskill

Carolyn McKie

Rhoda McKinney-Jones

Rosa McKinzy Cambridge

Deryl McKissack

Rhonda J. McLean

Nicole Meyers

Donalda E. Moss

Constance Newman

Susan Norwood

Jacqueline Pelzer Marie A. Penn Davaline Perry Doris A. Porter

Diane Powell-Larché

Diane Proctor

Carla Ray

Mary E. Richmond

Mable Robertson

Jenell Ross Paula Saizan

Ingrid Saunders Jones

Shana L. Scott

Barbara Shaw

Jessie L. Sherrod

Sondra J. Shorter

Kimberly Shoulders

Evett Simmons, Esq. Olivia V Smith

Vivian Smith Karen Snow

Tempress Solomon Annette Spence Eula Spivey James Staton

Dolores Sykes Williams

Valerie Tawiah

Janice Taylor

Patricia-Anne Taylor Carsel Carolyn Tibbs

Loretta Tillery

Theresa Walker

Deborah D. Walls Foster

Charmaine Ward

Lolita V. Welch

Geraldine West Hudley

Monique White

Sandra Whitley

Derrica Williams

Mollie Ann Williams

Willease Williams

Barbara Williams-Skinner

Cynthia Turner Wood

Drema Woldman

Leona N. Wooden

Pauline J Young Sandra Young Sigmon Zeleke

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Darlene Ruffin-Alexander

Kieanna Childs Alexander

Starlee Alexander

Avery Allen

Sandra Maria Anderson

Beverly Beavers Brooks

Grainger Browning

John F. Burrell

Sherrelle Carper Angel Carter

Natalie Cofield

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D. Delorez Cobb-Jones

Kenyetta Cole

Nilda Comas

Michelle Sermon Davis

Leah Daughtry

Pamela Davia

Queen DeGraphenreid

Sharah Denton

Erica DeWald

Sonya Douglass

Jotaka Eaddy

Que English

Dawna Michelle Fields

Melba Ford

Deborah Walls Foster

Khadija Fox

Marcia Fudge

Lori Gittens


Speakers / Presenters

David Glenn

Loretta Sharp Gray

Yvonka Hall

Vernida Hamilton Luvenia Harrison

Latisha Hazell Nichelle Henderson Sharron Henley

Alexis Herman

Damon Hewitt Alexis K. Holmes

Linda Hunt Mark Everett Jackson Arion Jamerson Malwan Johnson Susie Johnson

Sarah Killian Patricia Watkins Lattimore

Alicia Lewis

Judith Nix Paulette Norvel Lewis Doreen Loury

Alex Mahadevan Janice L. Mathis

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Cypriana McCray

Citseko Staples Miller

Judith Nix Antonio Palmer Tameko Patterson

Gina Pettis-Deen

Bryan O’Donnell

Tameko Patterson

Regina Posley

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Jamie Raskin

Bonita Reed

Louise Rice

Gloria Reno

Elsie Scott Fredrick Scott Latisha Foster- Scott Jacqueline Scott Kruzshander Scott Bianca Shaw Selena Singleton Tempress Solomon Spur of the Moment Symone Sanders Townsend

Sarah Strawbridge

Janice M. Taylor

Cecelia Thomas

Lamonte Tyler

Cecelia Webb Strickland

Kimberly Underdue

Johnnie Walker

Randous Wallace

Mollie A Johnson Williams

Willease Williams

Barbara Williams Skinner Dreama Woldman

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In Memoriam

God called and two board members answered;

An angel heard Mrs. E. Tonya Greenwood and took her hand;

The angel heard the voice of Mrs. Peola McCaskill and reached out to her; Each gave the world dignity, wisdom, love, and a model for excellence; Each bloomed like the beauty of the rose;

Each gave of her light so we could see; Each gave of her voice so we could hear;

Each left a path that propels us to a better world.

God bless our good and faithful servants.

We will forever remember as you rest in peace, our beloved sisters.

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Mrs. E. Tonya Greenwood Mrs. Peola McCaskill

60th National Convention Committees


Sherelle Carper, Chair Dr. Linda Hunt, Co-Chair

Lordeas Braxton (NY)

Lynda Costen (CT) Patricia Daniels (CA)

Deborah Walls Foster, Chair Willease Williams, Co-Chair

Darlene Ruffin Alexander (GA)

Lynda Bagley Queen Degraphenreid

Michelle Sermon Davis, Chair

Pamela Barrett (Eta Phi Beta)

Lauren Bowens (MA) Janie Breilan (GA) Caitlynn Brown Sonya Curtis-(TX) Yvette Finney

Patricia Watkins Lattimore, Chair

Deborah Tucker Barrow Jacqueline Bruessard Arion Jamerson

Lisa Floyd Ursula Gregg (SC)

Anita Hicks

Debbie Hillman (GA) Juanita Jenkins (PA) Tangela Johnson


Yvette Finney Dr. Stacie Grant Agatha Bouvier Grime Evelyn Kinsey Dr. Tamara Wilds Lawson


Melba Ford Neva Jones Foster Shree Galvin (MO) Carlene Gray Loretta Gray Chanta L. Jackson Janea Johnson Cypriana McCray


Yolanda Lathern

Kimberly Campbell Shields


Dr. Teresa Mcilwain (NC) Wanda Muir Oliver Bonita Reed (MS) Dr. Sarah Shabazz (CA) Lora Snow (AL) Elaine Vance

Catherine Lewis Barbara Neville Lenore Reese Dr. Ditra Stanford Scruggs Dr. Mollie Williams

Bethany McCullough Simone Nicholas Tameko Patterson Jacquelyn Richardson Gabrielle Rogers Cassandra T. Savoy Tempress Solomon Derrica Williams

Janice Taylor Gena Watson

Bishop Leah Daughtry, Chair

Latisha Hazell Gwen Jarvis Rosalyn Mathews

Rose McKay Lauren Poteat

Toi Quick Carlyn Tibbs

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