“Our vision to connect and advocate for Black women and girls globally through acts of kindness and public policy is simple, yet bold and compelling."
Barbara A. Perkins
President & Co-Founder
In 2009 Co-Founder, Ka Flewellen, and I decided to follow the path once led by our beloved mentor and civil rights icon, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. We began the restoration of bridges built decades ago to support and sustain the sister-hood between black women internationally and here in the United States.
Well-meaning, friends and women’s rights advocates expressed the critical need for more work at home, rather than focusing on what they believed was global work, that would benefit from the attention of others; such as government agencies and larger organizations. We believed then, as we believe now, that geography does not separate our desires and determination to see families thrive and be granted fair and equally opportunities in those critical areas that make for a decent quality of life.
The women who make up the board of directors and the subscribers of The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute, are committed to helping with the vision to enhance lives globally, through acts of kindness and good public policy. Our Mission is to convene hearings and conversations that evaluate the impact of current public policy and initiate new policies that address major threats to the well-being of Black women, their families and communities. We trust you would be inspired to join our efforts. Cultural and Gender diplomacy is the best strategy we have to restore bridges of trust and chart our new way forward together.
Join us today by becoming a member of IBWPPI.
Barbara A. Perkins, President