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Hosts Positive Steps  Mentoring Program Orientation

Oakland, CA: The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Oakland Bay Area Chapter (NCBW/OBAC) kicked off its new fiscal year by electing a new chapter president and chapter officers. The Oakland Bay Area Chapter elected Cheryl Perry-League president. The new boardmember’s terms commence  October 1, 2013. Also on that day, NCBW/OBAC will host orientation for the new participants of its signature Positive Steps Mentoring Program, which mentors to young women throughout the Bay Area.

On Saturday, September 21st, the Oakland Bay Area Chapter recognized and honored outgoing president Sheryl Grant, who served the chapter for one term.  Under her leadership the chapter enhanced chapter programs and built 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 chapter’s mission and goals.

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. Perry-League and her husband, Elliott Prevost are long time Bay Area residents.

(L-R)  NCBW/OBAC, Inc.
Cathy D. Adams, Founding President
Sheryl Grant, Immediate Past President
Cheryl Perry-League, newly-elected President

The newly-elected president stated, “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.” She continued, “Our chapter founder, Cathy D. Adams, continues to flourish and has always served as great resource in this chapter.  I look forward to working with her and the entire Oakland Bay Area Chapter.”

Excitedly, Perry-League went on, “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 our next big event, the 16th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon.”

Positive Steps

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 aged 12 –17. This year’s program orientation hosted over thirty young girls.

Each year, the Madam C. J. Walker Essay Contest features the young lady from the Positive Steps program who submits the year’s winning essay. She will be showcased at the chapter’s 16th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 14, 2014.

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc./ Oakland Bay Area Chapter (NCBW/OBAC) is a local non-profit organization that offers a variety of programs and services that enrich the lives of women, young girls and families. The OBAC has served the Bay Area since 1995

For more information about luncheon highlights, please contact Cathy Adams of CDA Consulting | cdaconsultingroup@gmail.com | (510) 653-4085 or visit  www.onehundredblackwomen.com.

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