GRATITUDE & GIVING
As we enter the season of gratitude and giving, The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) gives thanks for the 21 women’s organizations – sororities, civic, service, and faith-based – that serve as its National Collaborating Organizations (NCOs) and partners in protecting, securing and advancing the rights of millions of women worldwide. Together with our NCOs, BWA has established numerous programs to support Black women and their families. These include:
- Because We Care – a series of free forums that provide African-American women and their families with the information and resources to take better care of their loved ones and themselves.
- BWA GE All Faces Program – a partnership with GE Healthymagination that increases breast cancer screenings in the African-American community by conducting outreach activities that raise awareness about the importance of getting screened and utilized new technology, customized materials, and resources to help reduce breast cancer disparities.
- Four for 4 – Four People, Four Votes, Four Years, and Foresight – an initiative that engages the members of BWA’s National Collaborating Organizations in raising awareness, educating voters, and ensuring that at least four people, including themselves, vote on Election Day.
- Inform & Inspire – workshops that provide middle school girls in cities across the U.S. with the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics with African-American women who are working in these fields, and that encourage the girls to consider pursuing STEM-related degrees and careers, and
- The Bright Futures Awards – which recognize students whose academic achievements and service to school and community distinguish them as future leaders and success stories.
Your support of our collective efforts provides BWA and its NCOs with the inspiration and motivation to lift up Black women and to make sure that our voices are heard. In the coming months, we ask that you consider learning more about our organizations, taking part in one of the many activities we sponsor, or furthering our work by making a donation. The “National Collaborating Organizations” button on our homepage provides links to our NCOs. Here’s wishing you a safe and joyous holiday season!
In this season of Thanksgiving let us embrace the words of renowned poet Maya Angelou-
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
Thanksgiving is a time when we gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate our blessings of the past year. It is our time to put aside our differences, give thanks for our blessings, and express our gratitude.
As we are move into the last weeks of 2023, we have witnessed and experienced some of the most challenging times that many of us have ever seen. Amid these times, we have been brought closer together not because of our similarities but because of our differences.
During our 2019 Symposium, Our WA President Gwainevere Catchings Hess said,
THE BLACK WOMEN’S AGENDA, INC. ENDORSES KETANJI BROWN JACKSON’S NOMINATION TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) today announced its enthusiastic support for President Joseph Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. “While there are many individuals, including numerous Black women, who are exceptionally qualified to assume a seat on the nation’s highest court, Ketanji Brown Jackson comes to this moment with impeccable credentials,” said Gwainevere Catchings Hess, BWA’s National President.
The Black Women's Agenda, Inc., under the sponsorship of The Coca-Cola Company and in collaboration with BWA National Collaborating Organizations, proudly presents its virtual learning series of Financial Workshops as a part of I Am the Change: Empowerment Through Economic Freedom. This three-part series, hosted by financial expert Martin Booker of AARP and featuring illustrious guest speakers, is designed to impart essential skills to help black women to unlock their financial potential and take charge of their economic well-being.