The Mission of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. is to promote and protect the interests of African American business and professional women; to serve as advisors for young people seeking to enter business and the professions; to improve the quality of life in our local and global communities, and to foster good fellowship.



The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. founded in 1935, emerged as a national non-profit organization in light of the need to promote and protect the interests of women business owners and professionals.

The importance of education and economic development through entrepreneurship was emphasized as women sought to support women through community service and social activism. The NANBPWC, Inc. through its national leadership, regional districts and local clubs provides opportunities for women to increase their leadership skills, experience governance and parliamentary procedures, and enhance their educational awareness of issues impacting the Black community through volunteerism. The NANBPWC, Inc. encourages youth and young adults to achieve economic independence by joining the rising tide of young people in business today. Our International Affairs Division operates in Africa, the Caribbean and the global community building socio-economic relationships between women. The members of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. understand that we can make a difference by sharing our blessings.

The very concept of sharing is integral to a sense of community. While it is the responsibility of each individual to make the most of his or her life, it is the responsibility of the larger community to provide the conditions that encourage success, a healthy, stable environment, and opportunities for educational and economic achievement.


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Barbara H. Johnson

Vicksburg, MS 

Vice Governor

Dr. Yardley Hunter

Elon, NC 


Shirley Douglas

Greensboro, NC 


Financial Secretary

Annie Reid

Chester, SC 


Patricia Latimore

Atlanta, GA 


Director of Membership

Gwendolyn Wilson-Banks

Charlotte, NC 


Youth Advisor

Dr. Delfranece Eppinger

Atlanta, GA


Linda Annette Grice, Esquire

Chester, SC 



Betty Taylor

Memphis, TN

Conference Coordinator

Sandi Forts-Walker

Atlanta, GA

Vocal Arts Chair

Shirley Jones

Memphis, TN

Scholarship Chair

Dr. Rosa Purcell

Greensboro, NC

Nikki Stiles Baker

SED Technology Team Director

Broward, FL