FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2013
The Oakland Bay Area Chapter of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Elects New President, Officers and Hosts Positive Steps
Mentoring Program Orientation
Cathy D. Adams, Founding President, NCBW/OBAC, Inc.
Sheryl Grant, Immediate Past President, NCBW/OBAC, Inc.
Cheryl Perry-League, newly elected President, NCBW/OBAC, Inc.
(Oakland, CA) - The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Oakland Bay Area Chapter (NCBW/OBAC), a local non-profit organization serving the Bay Area since 1995 kicked off the new fiscal year by electing a new chapter president and new chapter officers. The new Board term is effective October 1, 2013. The day also included hosting the Positive Steps Mentoring Program orientation, a signature program of the organization which mentors to young women throughout the Bay Area.
The 3rd Saturday meeting of September saw the Oakland Bay Area Chapter recognize and honor the outgoing president Sheryl Grant, who served the chapter for one term. Under her leadership, the chapter was able to improve the chapter’s programs and build strategic alliances which resulted in new resources for the chapter. Grant will remain on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President and will continue to support the mission and goals of the chapter.
Cheryl Perry-League was elected as the new President the Oakland Bay Area Chapter. Perry-League is no stranger to the Bay Area; her professional background includes over 30 years of management as a Direct Report to the Port of Oakland Executive Director. Cheryl and her husband, Elliott Prevost, are long time Bay Area residents.
Cheryl Perry-League states, “I am excited about being elected President. The relationship among the board of the directors represents true leadership. I look forward to the support our immediate past president has provided and will continue with our mission and plans for the next two years. Our Chapter Founder, Cathy D. Adams, continues to flourish and has always served as a great resource in this chapter. I look forward to working with her and the entire OBAC. Having served in a leadership capacity for a number of years through my tenure with the Port of Oakland, retirement will provide me with the time necessary to ensure our chapter will continue to be strong and viable in the Bay Area. I look forward to meeting everyone at our next big event, the 16th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon.”
Photo – “Positive Steps” Program Orientation Participants
NCBW offers a variety of programs and services that enrich the lives of women, young girls and families. One of the signature programs is “Positive Steps”, a mentoring program developed to support and nurture leadership in young girls ages 12 –17. This year’s program orientation hosted over thirty young girls. The Positive Steps program curriculum includes an essay contest designed to encourage confidence and support critical thinking. The winning Positive Stepper showcases her essay at the Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon to be held on Friday, March 14th, 2014.
For more information about luncheon highlights, please contact Cathy Adams of CDA Consulting at (510) 653-4085, via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.onehundredblackwomen.com
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