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Women in the NAACP 

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Women in the NAACP (WIN) is a Standing Committee of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP State Area Conference of Branches.  The purposes of WIN are to enhance the leadership role of women, serve as an advocacy vehicle for social, economic, political, educational, and health & welfare issues affecting women, girls, and children, and to support the policies and ongoing mission and vision of the NAACP. 

WIN programs and activities shall be in accordance with the programs and policies of the NAACP.

Women have served an integral role in the history of the NAACP, and they continue to play a vital role today. 


“Outstretched Hands and Open Hearts to Women and Children.”

Please help continue to outstretch hands and open hearts by GIVING

Happy Friends


During the year of 1980, in Memphis Tennessee, Frances Louise Dancy Hooks (wife of Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks) and Earleen Bolden organized the trailblazing Women in the NAACP (WIN), an unprecedented project which aimed to enhance the leadership roles of women both within the Association and in everyday life.

WIN served the community by supporting & raising funds for emergency relief efforts, in addition creating fashion shows share the power of African American culture and hosted various social events.

Women in the NAACP is an arm of the branch that exudes civil rights fortitude and social responsibility.

WIN Initiative & Program Focus

  • Advocacy

  • Health Issues for Women

  • Forums for “hot button” issues, i.e.: Finances, abuse prevention, networking, advocacy skills.

  • Equal Rights for Women

  • Attendance at State/National Conference

  • Maintaining and Knowing Our History

  • Collaboration with local and National chapters

  • Community Partnerships

  • Community Outreach

  • Enhancing Leadership Skills

“And so, lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go, struggling and striving, and hoping that the buds and blossoms of our desires will burst into glorious fruition ere long.” — Mary Church Terrell

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