Collaborations 

Journal of Colorism Studies


In 2015, we are celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color by launching the National Girls and Women of Color Council (NGWCC).  Accordingly, in collaboration with I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and NGWCC, the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) will publish a thematic issue titled Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. The Call for Submissions closes on April 30, 2016  (publication in 2016).


Extraordinary Girls and Women of Color 

As we celebrate, embrace and empower girls and women of color, the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) and
 I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. are seeking nominations of girls and women of color who have and are making history as trailblazers and torchbearers in their own right.  Selected Nominees will be featured in the special thematic issue of the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS), Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color, under the section, Girls and Women Making History.

Nominees demonstrate character, commitment, perseverance, determination, strength and resiliency. They inspire and empower girls and women of color to achieve their dreams and to reach higher ground. Nominees may be students, parents, seniors, business leaders, lawyers, artists, writers, organizational leaders, administrators, educators, health workers, politicians, change agents, role models, mentors, clergy, founders, community activists/leaders, social workers, visionaries, volunteers, employees, etc.  
Deadline: April 30, 2016.



I Am Beautiful Global, Inc.

In 2016, NGWCC merged with I Am Beautiful Global (IAB). IAB will serve as a division of NGWCC  for girls, pre-teens, teens and young women ( ages 11 through 24). 



The Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research: A Women and Girls of Color Initiative
​​NGWCC joined The Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research: A Women and Girls of Color Initiative. The collaborative, an initiative of the White House Council on Women and Girls, was announced during a November 2015 summit co-hosted by the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University. The collaborative noted that women of color will constitute “more than half of all women in the United States by 2050,” yet research focusing on the unique challenges of women and girls of color is limited which created the need to take action.

Members commit to share, improve, collaborate and support research that advances women and girls of color over the next five years. According to the collaborative, over 40 organizations representing colleges, universities, publishers, non-profit organizations among others have joined the collaborative and collectively have committed more than $60 million to research initiatives.