our board members / OFFICERS

Seattle Section National Council of Negro Women, we can only succeed if we stand together. This organization was built on the strength and commitment of African-American women who had fewer financial opportunities and/or educational options. We are, charged with implementing their goals and dreams. Today more than ever, NCNW must prepare to protect the last will and testament of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and the legacy of our First African American First Lady and President.  We have challenges, but we are empowered by our foremothers who laid the foundation for us to build upon. 

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National Council of Negro Women 


NCNW provides a place to explore opportunities, realize your potential and join a positive, supportive network of sisters. 


Our president


Through service we define how our nation values and respects African American women and the contributions we make to our society.

Sarah J.E. Dean,

President, Seattle Section NCNW

section History

mission & vision

The Seattle Section of NCNW is an organization that empowers and advocates for African American women, their families and communities..

1968 - Virgie Harris becomes the first president as Seattle Section NCNW charters with 50 members. 

2010 - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's Granddaughter, Evelyn Bethune was the keynote speaker at our Annual Luncheon.  

2011 - Legacy