National Council of Women's Organizations
The National Council of Women’s Organizations is the leading coalition that makes fighting for women’s rights more effective by working together. Every day, NCWO highlights and promotes the diverse work of our more than 200 member organizations representing 11 million women through our list serve, briefings, conferences and policy work.
Principal StaffElizabeth Anderson, Program Director
Areas of Expertise:Access & Disparities, Advancing Women's Leadership, Human Rights & Security, Women's Networks, Economic Development & Security, Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality, Women's & Girls' Leadership
Projects & Campaigns
NCWO and the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) established the Church Ladies Project as a strategic program of African American women in religious auxiliaries and professional organizations to conduct electoral engagement including voter registration, turnout, and education linking issues to the vote. NCWO, NCBW and affiliate organizations will bring together Black women from all sectors, regions, and demographic backgrounds to provide information and resource tools to take electoral action. The Church Ladies project works with partner organizations having a membership pool of approximately 2.4 million Black women.
The Women's Equality Summit and Congressional Action Day bring together hundreds of women leaders and their allies in the nation's capital for a day of training sessions and face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress.
New Faces, More Voices is a summer leadership training institute offered to interns from our member organizations. The leadership training program covers a variety of topics including advocacy and coalition building, networking, and lobbying skills. Participants are also given background on the women's movement from the leaders who've paved the way. To learn more about New Faces, More Voices and how to apply to next years program click here.
NCWO’s Task Forces bring together the leading women’s experts for strategy and policy discussions concerning:
• Global Issues, which is working with Ambassadors and Embassies from around the world on promoting women’s issues;
• Corporate Accountability, and its “Women on Wall Street” project, which recently won a major class action suit under the leadership of Martha Burk;
• Older Women and Economic Security (OWES), which is actively working to protect Social Security from privatization and other issues;
• ERA, which is now focused on the new Women’s Equality Amendment;
• Women’s Health, which 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;
Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships
NCWO: Summer 2010 Program Internship
NCWO is seeking dedicated and hardworking interns who are passionate about women’s issues. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Attending hearings, briefings, and conferences on progressive issues
- Managing the Membership Database
- Assisting with conference and event planning
- Conducting research on new legislation pertaining to women’s issues
- Assist with NCWO newsletter
- Administrative assistance as needed
This is an unpaid internship, but can be performed for college credit.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2010
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.