On behalf of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Oakland Bay Area Chapter (NCBW OBAC), we are pleased to invite you to be a part of our 21st Annual Madam C.J. Walker Awards Luncheon & Empowerment Forum. This year’s theme, Cultivating our Legacy: Intentionally Building our Future”. 

 We will gather together on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, in San Francisco, California. We will host a morning empowerment forum featuring engaging panelists and workshops addressing key areas of focus that affect a diverse segment of women. Attendees will have access to these empowerment forum workshops at 9:00 AM, followed by a networking reception at 11:00 AM and the 21st Madam C.J. Walker Awards Luncheon at 11:30 AM.

We are a non-profit organization offering a variety of programs that impact young girls, families and our community. Our goal is to provide an impactful and empowering experience that will motivate a transformation for all those that attend. The mission of NCBW is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.

Our annual awards luncheon honors the first female self-made millionaire and business leader, Madam C.J. Walker. We take this time to celebrate the rich tradition of hard work, while making an impact on the community with an entrepreneurial spirit that is deeply rooted in the African-American culture. In the tradition of Madam C.J. Walker, we will honor four outstanding women as well as the 2019 Positive Steps Essay Contest winner.

Our signature program, “Positive Steps”, provides young women ages 12–17 the opportunity to recognize their full potential through educational, developmental, and cultural programs focusing in the areas of health and wellness, careers, leadership and personal development.

Every year we award scholarships for high school graduates and continuing college students, as well as “Working Women” scholarships to low-to-moderate income women who are returning to college to complete their education that increase opportunities for their families.

The Oakland Bay Area Chapter of NCBW launched “Sistahs Getting Real About HIV/AIDS” program in 2003 to educate women and men in our community regarding their status. This program has expanded each year and now serves as a model for our national organization throughout the United States.

We will continue to improve with your sponsorship and your company will be recognized for its commitment in building stronger healthier communities with a lasting impact.  This vital support has afforded us the opportunity to transform lives by awarding over $550,000 in individual scholarships and mentoring over 500 girls since the start of the Positive Steps Program.

We have several sponsorship levels for you to support our annual fundraiser. The details and benefits are outlined in the enclosed attachments. Please indicate your support by returning the enclosed sponsorship form to NCBW, P.O. Box 24231, Oakland, CA 94623-1231 or contacting Cathy Adams of CDA Consulting Group at (510) 653-4085 or by email at cdaconsultingroup@gmail.com. We look forward to sharing this opportunity to show how your sponsorship serves to improve our community.

Sincerely,

Aisha Brown                                                          Robyn Cameron

Chapter President                                               Event Chair

21st  Annual MCJW Awards Luncheon and Empowerment Forum