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Coalition History

In the winter of 1970 in New York City, 24 black women began meeting in their home to assess the problems and opportunities left behind in the wake of the turbulent 1960.  As a result of their meetings, they formed The Coalition of 100 Black Women led by visionary Edna Beach.   For the rest of the 1970s, they slowly but persistently worked to master root causes of issues that affected their families, their communities and themselves.  They boldly began to reach out to other Black Women with common causes and eventually mobilized their emerging stature as a visible force promoting Gender and Racial Equity.

Today, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) has garnered thousands of members and is currently represented in more than 75 chapters and representing 28 states. The organization is committed to be a united voice for than 22 million Black Women in the United States. NCBW develops alliances with leadership from corporate, civic, political  and government entities and seeks to build a consensus among special interest groups.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Central Florida, (501(c)(3), was organized in August 2010 under the leadership of Attotney Dan Yelle McCarty and Attorney Michelle Bottex.  Today, the Coalition consists of a diverse generational group, committed to delivering programming through activities, partnerships and participation opportunities with a significant focus placed on the areas of  Public Policy, Political Action, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Equity, Education, Community Advocacy, Health and Wellness


Our Vision

​The National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Central Florida, vision is to be a visible and vocal force to reduce disparities in health, education economic development for Black Women and Girls in Central Florida, serving Orange,  Seminole, Lake, Osceola, Volusia, Polk, and  Brevard  Counties.

Our Core Values

- Gender Equity

- Inclusion and Respect

​- Racial & Social Justice

​- Economic Empowerment

- Collaboration

Our Mission

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Central Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to advocate on behalf of Black Women and Girls through national, state and local actions and strategic alliances  that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, economic empowerment and social justice.

Our Agenda


- Public Policy/Advocacy

​- Political Action

​- Economic Empowerment

​- Environmental Equity


- Education

- Health & Wellness

- Civic Engagement

- Community Advocacy

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