Founders

About NGWCC

Purpose

NGWCC is a non-profit organization formed to be a council for educators, administrators, business leaders, parents/guardians, students, community leaders, and community organizations to address and discuss historical and societal perspectives, conduct research, educate, mentor, and be advocates for girls and women of color.  We encourage girls and young women of color to join NGWCC as your voices are valuable and needed.

Goal
As President Obama has stated, “When women succeed, America succeeds.” By addressing and discussing the unique needs of girls and women of color, it will ensure that no one is left is behind and that all daughters of the nation have the tools and mentorship to reach higher ground.

Mission
To advance,  empower, and transform the lives of girls and women of color personally, intellectually, and professionally, and to take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to affect the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being, and growth of girls and women of color.


Vision
The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc., will become the leading organization advancing, empowering and transforming the lives of girls and women of color personally, intellectually, and professionally.

History
After launching the
 Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.  (2009) and I Am Beautiful-Global, Inc.  (2013), in 2014, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth had another vision of starting the National Girls and Women of Color Council (NGWCC). By forming a council  with a vision of advancing girls and women of color, she believed it would bring unity and greater insight for the needs of girls and women of color on the local and global scale.  In 2015, NGWCC  became a 501 (c) (3) organization. 

Dr. Culbreth believes the needs of girls and women of color must be addressed with a focus on diversity, higher ground, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., education, empowerment, personal enrichment,  professional development, and unity among other areas.  She focuses on girls and women of color defying stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers, specialized glass ceilings, and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls and women of color. As noted by Dr. Julie Jung-Kim (2014), "one size does not fit all."  Accordingly, NGWCC aims to  blaze the trail for women and girls of color as they continue on the journey to reach higher ground. 

Echoing President Obama, "With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to advocate for our highest ideals, we can advance our common well-being and strengthen the fabric of our nation." Through the networking of like-minded women to advance the lives of girls and women of color, only strength and quality of life for girls and women of color can result.

It is with Dr. Culbreth’s dreams and in collaboration with Dr. Julie Jung-Kim and Ada Elizabeth Culbreth that this council was formed. When women with vision come together within a community, they can change the world and help others to reach their full potential.