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The National Congress of Black Women (NCBW), respected pioneer of civil and women’s rights, today announced the 33rd Annual Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Legislative Weekend Awards Brunch will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. More than 500 business leaders, government officials, policymakers, journalists and community leaders are will attend. NCBW has raised more than $10 million towards women’s initiatives, gender inclusion, youth
programs and families.
Hon. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Hon. Val Demings (D-FL) and Hon. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE). CLICK HERE to Sponsor: 2017 NCBW Sponsorship and Programs.
The official social media hashtags are:
#ncbwbrunch17 and #ncbw
Past presenters and honorees have included: Cicely Tyson, Dr. Maya Angelou, First Lady Michelle Obama (who delivers the annual video address and served as a Keynote Speaker), Ingrid Sanders Jones (Retired President of Coca Cola Foundation), Michael Baisden (Radio Personality and Author), Cheryl Pearson McNeil (SVP, The Nielsen Company) and many others.
NCBW longtime supporters include: The Obama Family, Hon. Hillary Clinton, Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Dick Gregory (Humanitarian and Activist), Patricia Arquette (Actress) and Cicely Tyson (Actress and Presidential Medal of Honor Recipient). The annual Brunch is the signature fundraiser for NCBW programs. “This year’s theme: “Our Stories Matter: A
Look at Inclusion,” reflects our ambition to increase access to technology to underrepresented women of color and build social enterprises that eliminate gender bias for women”, says Dr. E. Faye Williams. Esq., NCBW President and CEO.
With more than 50 chapters throughout the United States, NCBW provides youth education programs in science, technology, engineering and math that offer educational scholarships, mentoring and leadership development. College based learning programs, college preparation services, access to technology and resources enable program alumni the
ability to compete in the workforce.
The NCBW Entrepreneurial Women’s Initiative and Women’s Networks Initiative develop entrepreneurs and business leaders. The programs build skills, ensure career advancement; and foster economic and business sector overviews through networking, financial presentations to guide smart investments and coaching from the political, business and professional sectors. Through identifying and deploying high-impact technologies that accelerate women’s economic advancement, entrepreneurs scale up financial inclusion and guide smart investments.
Over the past thirty-three years, the NCBW has raised more than $10 million toward women’s initiatives, gender inclusion, youth programs and families, and brings together business leaders, government officials, policymakers, journalists and community leaders. This network builds critical support for the mission of NCBW to engage in research on critical issues uniquely affecting the quality of life of women of color, their families and communities.
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