We welcome our newest members to the NC100BWCOC! 

Our Commitment, Our Community

Learn about our dedication to empowering Black women and girls in Central Ohio.

The Central Ohio Chapter was chartered in September 2011 with 35 African American women from various parts of Central Ohio, including Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, and Delaware counties, who believe in the national mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, which was founded in 1981 to develop a leadership forum for African American women. The organization began with representatives from 14 states and the District of Columbia. Jewell Jackson McCabe was selected as the first national president.

Welcome to the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Central Ohio Chapter! We are excited that you are visiting our website to discover who we are and how we advocate for black women and girls in Central Ohio.


NC100BW, Inc. is a nationally recognized movement of over 14 million black women and girls in 28 states. The mission of NC100BW, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls through national and local actions and strategic alliances to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.

 

I am honored to serve as the President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Central Ohio Chapter (NC100BWCOC), a non-profit organization comprised of dynamic black women committed to elevating the voices of black women and girls in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking Counties.

As black women, we are the bedrock of our families and, by extension, our communities. Black women have more advanced degrees, own more small businesses, and vote at higher rates than all other groups of women and men. Yet, black women are poorer today than 5 years ago, experience greater income and wealth disparities, and die more often in childbirth than other groups of women.


NC100BWCOC advocates for access to educational opportunities at colleges, universities, and trade schools, with special emphasis on HBCUs; we promote careers in STEM and provide scholarships; we offer programs to inform and engage black women on gender and racial equity, wealth-building, and raising awareness to encourage healthy living. Through programs and advocacy, we provide a platform for ourselves and the community to remove barriers and build partnerships and alliances to create pathways to political engagement and economic power. Today, the NC100BW, Inc. Central Ohio Chapter represents a bold movement of women demanding to be seen, heard, and ready to lead.


We hope you will continue supporting our agenda by attending conferences and workshops, collaborating, and providing financial support to change the lives of black women and girls.


On behalf of our members and countless supporters and partners, we thank you for your support.


With gratitude,


Linda Kanney, President

Vision & Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.

Our Vision

The vision of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to see black women and girls live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist.

Core Values

We believe in...

  • Gender equity
  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Racial and social justice
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Economic empowerment
  • Collaboration

​To meet the diverse needs of its members, NC100BWCOC implements programs that

  • Provide an effective network among Black women.
  • Establish links between NC100BWCOC and the corporate and political sectors,
  • Enable Black women to be a visible force in the socioeconomic arena,
  • Meet the career needs of these women and facilitate their access to mainstream America.
  • Use the tools of role modelling and mentoring to provide meaningful guidance to young women, and
  • Recognize the historic and current achievements of Black women

Leadership

​Executive Board

President: Linda Kanney

First Vice President Programs: Iris Cooper

Second Vice President Finance and Fund Development: Monica Womack

Third Vice President Membership: MarLita Bartlett

Treasurer: Jennifer St. Clair

Financial Secretary Committee: Cynthia Sands and Elva Lewis Simpson

Recording Secretary: Crystal Causey

Corresponding Secretary Committee: Davonna Booth Minor and Yolanda Howell

Parliamentarian: Betty Howton

Historian: Traci Luers

Chaplain: Kareen Covington

Past Presidents

Linda Kanney

​2011–2015

2019–Present

Crystal Causey

​2015–2019

Committees

  • Budget and Finance 
  • Bylaws
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Fund Development
  • Hospitality
  • Membership and Chapter Development ​

​Nominating ​Programs

  • Health
  • Education
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Public Policy

Protocol

Public Relations

Let's Connect and Empower Together

Engage with us! Whether you have questions, or ideas, or want to get involved in our mission, we're here to listen and collaborate. Reach out to NC100BWCOC and be a part of positive change in Central Ohio. Your voice matters, and together, we can make a real impact.

Testimonials

Kareen Covington

I highly recommend National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Central Ohio Chapter. This is an organization which advocates for black women and girls. Everyone deserves and requires a voice!


Nov 3, 2023
Tia Ramey

Enriching the lives of women and girls through advocacy and leadership. ❤❤❤

Nov 3, 2023
Iris Cooper

Advocacy and support for Black women and girls!!

Nov 3, 2023

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