The National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. (NHBW, Inc.) is a national, nonprofit 501c3 organization formally established in 1974. Our national agenda dedicates itself to improving the lives of women and their families through support of the arts, culture, health, education, and human service programs.

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Through our mission we will:

  • Create ties across the country through a communications network dedicated to the sharing of skills and knowledge
  • Create strategic community-based programs targeting critical issues like domestic violence, health disparities and educational systems in crisis
  • Provide positive role models for youth and young women
  • Provide and establish legislative and political education forums
  • Encourage family preservation
  • Encourage economic empowerment, career development and entrepreneurship
  • Present positive images and achievements within our communities and make more visible our contributions to society.

Our goal is to affect the community at its source.  Attained achievement comes through the empowerment of local chapters who best define the needs of their communities and who can institute programs effectively at the grass roots level that are within the scope of NHBW’s national agenda.


  • Literacy
  • Health Wellness
  • Domestic Violence

Shoutout to Representative Brenda Gilmore, Veronica Clark, and Bridgette Long Hickey for being nominees for the Athena Awards traditional and young professionals. ... See MoreSee Less

Let's give a round of applause for all of our nominees! To learn more about them, please like and check out Nashville ATHENA Award Program page. We will be posting bios of each nominee daily! Nominee List: Jaleesa Johnson Keena Brown-Alexander Nancy Corley Dr. Shanell L McGoy Cindee Gold Emily Passini Cara Aaron Aleta Trauger Carla Jerrell Erin Palmer Polly Anca Pop Gail Carr Williams Elaine Boyd Honorable Brenda Gillmore Jennifer Bennett Judy Spencer Kimberly Estep Kelly Dixon Katherine Daniels Toni Fitzgerald Olivia Cloud Veronica Clark Tassany Henderson Nekasha Pratt Sabrina Knowlton Roxianne Bethune Patricia James Corissa Wiest (not pictured) Angela Reeves (not pictured) Michelle Myers (not pictured) Ama Rowe (not pictured) Sheila Calloway (not pictured) Theresa Carl (not pictured) Bridgette Hickey (not pictured) Marcia Holt (not pictured) Deanna Steele (not pictured) Belva Weathersby (not pictured)

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