Welcome to the website of the Mid-Atlantic District of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC), Incorporated (Inc). This Association was organized in July,1935 by seven visionary women with a mission of promoting and protecting the interest of African American Business and Professional Women; serving as advisors for young people seeking to enter business and the professions; improving the quality of life in our local and global communities and fostering good fellowship. Our Association is divided into seven Districts across the United States and outside the country, specifically in Africa. The Mid-Atlantic District was established on June 25, 1965, and it is one of the seven Districts with clubs in the following geographic areas: Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The NANBPWC, Inc. recognized relationships between Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Service (LETS). As such, programs have been designed to address these critical links needed for successful 21st women through our (LETS) institutes and initiatives as follows: (1) Leadership-preparation for career and community leadership positions; (2) Entrepreneurship-training on starting a business, improving business skills and business expansion; (3) Technology-training for obtaining and improving technology skills and/or seeking certification for a technology-related business; and (4) Service- our clubs identify local needs and implement Service projects and activities in the community that addresses Health, Education, Employment, and Economic Development (HEED) issues. Other program areas include: Women’s History, Vocal Arts Competition, International Involvement, Scholarship Awards, and Founders’ Day Observance.
Finally, this Association has membership components for Youth, Young Adult, Beta Psi, Member-At-Large, Associate Member, and Ombudsmen.
The Mid-Atlantic District has a strong commitment to networking with other organizations, such as the National Council of Negro Women and the Black Women’s Agenda. Our focus is to develop opportunities to maximize efforts, leverage resources, and jointly promote, support, and participate in community programs, projects, and activities.
Now, take a moment and continue to browse to learn about all we have to offer and think about becoming a member of the “Majestic” Mid-Atlantic District!
Sisterly Yours,
Joan C. McIver
17th Governor