Advancing Women's Leadership

Women currently make up 15 percent of corporate management, 16 percent of law partners, and less than 3 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. NCRW and its partners are working to improve these numbers as they work toward a critical mass, often viewed as 30 percent representation, across sectors to benefit the economy and society through women’s talents and perspectives. Without sufficient numbers, women’s ideas, views and analyses risk being marginalized or perceived as representing a narrow minority. With greater access to opportunities and positions of influence, the likelihood of acceptance and professional success for women and people of color increases.

National Council of Women's Organizations

The National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO) is a non-partisan network of over 240 organizations representing more than 12 million women. Affiliates, which include America's leading women's research, service and advocacy groups, are diverse and their platforms vary. All, however, work for women's equal participation in the economic, social and political life of our country and the world. Our numbers are the critical force that gives NCWO its power and strength. In addition to organizational members, NCWO welcomes individual members.


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Principal Staff

Dawn Aldrich, Director of Programs and Policy

Featured Events

Employment Opportunities

Projects & Campaigns

New Faces, More Voices

New Faces, More Voices is a leadership training institute of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO). Launched during summer 1999, the purpose of this program is to strengthen the women's movement by providing leadership training and skill building for interns of NCWO member organizations. As a complement to their internship policy work, this program provides NCWO member organization interns with the training they need to engage in effective advocacy and organizing around feminist social justice issues.

Task Forces

Younger Women

Continues to expand with 11 chapters and 4,000 members around the country under the leadership of National Director, Shannon Lynberg

Domestic Priorities

Meets monthly and has four upcoming Congressional Briefings on various timely issues of importance to women

Women's Health

Exists to help support the work that NCWO member organizations are doing to advance women's health, as well as to promote NCWO's health care policy agenda

Global Issues

Working with Ambassadors and Embassies from around the world on promoting women's issues;

Corporate Accountability

Its "Women on Wall Street" project, which recently won a major class action suit under the leadership of Martha Burk

Media and Technology

Our newest Task Force, which led the charge during the Don Imus scandal and continues to work on racism and sexism in the media and new technologies

Older Women and Economic Security (OWES)

Actively working to protect Social Security from privatization and other issues


Now focused on the new Women's Equality Amendment


Center News

Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships

 NCWO Internship Program

NCWO internships are unpaid, but can be performed for college credit. Interns are reimbursed for travel costs


Expert Profile

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33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W
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Beverly Guy Sheftall, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College.  She is also adjunct professor at Emory University's Institute for Women's Studies where she teaches graduate courses. At the age of sixteen, she entered Spelman College where she majored in English and minored in secondary education.  After graduation with honors, she attended Wellesley College for a fifth year of study in English.  In 1968, she entered Atlanta to pursue a master's degree in English; her thesis was entitled, "Faulkner's Treatment of Women in His Major Novels."  A year later she began her first teaching job in the Department of English at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.


Atlanta, GA
United States
33° 44' 56.382" N, 84° 23' 16.7352" W

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