Greetings From the President

Greetings and welcome to the website of the Greater Baltimore Section-National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (GBS-NCNW, Inc.).   As we live in “a different New World” due to Covid-19, GBS-NCNW will continue to serve women of African descent under the given circumstances and using different methods, while maintaining our goals and vision. In doing so, we will bring international events on women’s issues pertaining to health, wealth, leadership, entrepreneurship, and “living your best life.”  

STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN as we bring these vital events to you led by dynamic presenters via our website.  
I also invite you to join us as a member and be a part of the conversation in our virtual monthly meetings.


Francena Bean-Waters  
GBS-NCNW, Inc. President  
NCNW Legacy Life Member

The Greater Baltimore Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. has impacted the Baltimore community since 1943.  In that year Kate Sheppard along with Victorine Adams, Juanita Mitchell, Vivian Alleyne and Emma Dudley founded the Metropolitan Council of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. to address social needs and political change in Baltimore City.  Vivian Alleyne was its first president and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was the national NCNW president at that time.

In the early seventies a national reorganization of NCNW took place and the section was renamed Greater Baltimore Section-National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (GBS-NCNW, Inc.).  On November 30, 1970 GBS-NCNW was chartered by Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, the national president of NCNW.  Elizabeth Demby was the president of GBS-NCNW at that time.

How You Can Get Involved

Call 443-406-NCNW(6269) to donate or Contact Us to get Involved


The Greater Baltimore Section-National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (GBS-NCNW, Inc.) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Saving Lives & Building Families Since 1943

Youth Assisted

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Following in the footsteps of its national founder Mary McLeod Bethune and President Emerita Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, the GBS-NCNW, Inc. empowers women of African descent through advocacy, community services and events and enhanced development programs.

Our Mission

The mission of the Greater Baltimore Section-National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is to advance opportunities and quality of life for women of African descent, their families, associate members and communities.

Become a Sponsor. Get Involved.

Our sponsors make our events possible. With a variety of sponsorship opportunities and levels, we want you to become a sponsor! 

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Your membership helps GBS-NCNW: 

• Promote and recognize leadership among women of color. 
• Champion women’s rights and civil rights. 
• Reduce health disparities among African Americans. 
• Increase the educational attainment of African Americans. 
• Work toward the economic empowerment of all African American women. 
• Celebrate and strengthen the African American family. 
• Reach out to women in need in Africa and around the world. 

Support our sisterhood and African Americans as a whole – join us today!

P.O. Box: 23942 Baltimore, MD 21203

Call Us: 443-406-NCNW

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