Columbia Chapter participates in Biennial Conference

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated (NCBW) whose mission 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, announced the election of Virginia W. Harris as its ninth (9) National President at the 18th Biennial Conference on September 23, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

A 26-year member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter, President Harris has consistently demonstrated her leadership abilities through successfully serving at both the national and local chapter levels. For the past 13 years she has served as First Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Finance and Fund Development, National Treasurer and chaired several national committees.

President Harris brings more than 41 years of successful leadership and organizational experience with professional and civic organizations. Educationally, she holds a Masters of Public Administration degree, Bachelor of Business Administration degree, is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Financial Manager. She is also a graduate of Georgia’s Regional Leadership Institute, Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Gwinnett and Graduate of Harvard Non-Profit Leadership Program. Her memberships include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Continental Societies Incorporated, Immediate Past President, Albany State University Foundation Board of Trustees, The Links Incorporated, The Historical Ebenezer Baptist Church Women Ministry Council and Southern Education Foundation member. Professional and civically, she has consistently demonstrated an interest and commitment to eliminating disparities and improving the quality of life for the underserved, with a primary focus on African-American children, women and communities.

With extensive fund-raising accomplishments, President Harris has developed and successfully executed major fund-raising initiatives for many non-profit organizations, to include: over $550,000 for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., over $900,000 for the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of 100 Black Women and a combined total of over $1.7 million for other non-profit organizations.

President Harris looks forward to the opportunity to serve the coalition by building upon their current successes and propelling the NCBW to its next era of greatness. President Harris says “I am ready to lead the 61 chapters of NCBW to role model performance!”

“The Columbia chapter of the National Coalition of Black Women whole heartedly supports the program of President Harris, and we are anxious to get started on an aggressive program for the coming years,” said Mary Miller McClellan, president of her chapter.

About the National Coalition of Black Women

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) was launched on October 24, 1981, with representatives from 14 states and the District of Columbia, and selected Jewell Jackson McCabe as its first National President. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote the NCBW agenda on leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The rapidity by which the organization has grown is attested to by its membership, over 2,500 members and 61 chapters in 25 states.

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