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National and Local Program Focus


Purpose: To inform, enlighten and strengthen our communitie

LEADERSHIP - Training for business and professional women to prepare them for leadership positions in their careers.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Entrepreneurial training for women interested in starting a business, improving business skills and/or expanding an existing business by increasing their business expertise. 

TECHNOLOGY - Training for women interested in obtaining or improving technology skills or seeking certification for a technology related business. 

SERVICE - Delivering information and services through programs and initiatives in: Health, Education, Employment, Development (Economic)

Clubs identify local needs and implement projects to address the issues in their communities.

NOVABPW Club Community Awards

Business Award

This award shall be presented to an outstanding woman for success in a chosen business or
service: A person whose business or organization has a positive impact on the lives of various
individuals or groups

Community Award

This award shall be presented to an outstanding woman who volunteers her time and talents in
her community: This individual’s activities may include time or service given to nursing
homes, churches, social agencies and/or community programs.

Young Entrepreneur Award

This award shall be presented to a young woman (under 30 years of age) whose talents have
helped them launch a business or organization. A person whose business or organization has
made a positive impact on the lives of various individuals or groups (i.e. an organization that
mentors young women; a retail business and or highlights a healthcare issue).

Professional Award

This award shall be presented to an outstanding woman for achievement in a chosen career: An
individual whose accomplishments in their career has promoted their chosen profession and
demonstrates their dedication to career and has made a difference in the lives of others (i.e.

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National Projects

Triple the PINK 
(Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness)

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Educate the community on Triple negative breast cancer that occurs in about 10-20% of diagnosed breast cancers and is more likely to affect younger people in African American and Hispanic populations.

Domestic Violence … on Lock Down

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NANBPWC will provide education and information about available resources for individuals who are confronted with similar situations either directly or indirectly.

(Emergency Preparedness)

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This initiative can help spread the message about the need to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks.  

S.A.F.E. Encounters
(Sound Advice for Effective Encounters) 

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Focus on building or re-establishing good relationships between young minorities and law enforcement personnel and saving the lives of our youth and young adults.

National Mandated Programs

Women's History

NOVABPW Women's History Progarm

The first Saturday in March is designated as NANBPWC, Inc. Women’s History Day.  The purpose is to focus on the many contributions made by African American women who have been and are instrumental in advancing education, business, professions, technology, family and community.

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Founder's Day

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This observance provides the local club with the opportunity to present the Sojourner Truth Award to an outstanding African American woman.  This award, established in 1948, is the highest award given by the Association.

Vocal Arts

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The Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists provides a performance venue for promising young black classical vocalists to showcase their talents and scholarship awards. Local club winners advance to district, and the district winner competes at the NANBPWC National Convention.

Download Arts Journal 11-3-21

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Think Heart Think Health

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Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. One in four women dies of heart disease. For African American women, the risk of heart disease is especially great. The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs initiated this program to focus on heart and stroke disease awareness and prevention.  Health and well-being of our members and community have always been a significant aspect of our service programs. 

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