Connecting and advocating for Black Women globally through acts of kindness and public policy.

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“Our vision is to connect and advocate for Black women and girls globally through acts of kindness and public policy that are 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 sought to revive decades ago relationships curated to support and sustain the sisterhood between black women worldwide.

We believe geography does not limit our sisterhood, nor does it separate our desires and determination to see families thrive and be granted fair and equal opportunities in critical areas that increase their quality of life.

The women who make up the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI), are committed to IBWPPI’s vision of enhancing lives globally, through acts of kindness and good public policy. Based in the United States, we are currently in seven countries. Our Mission is to convene hearings and conversations to 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. Click here

Barbara A. Perkins, President