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

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The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit organization led by a collective of inter-generational women leaders representing the interests of women in countries throughout the African diaspora. Currently, IBWPPI is represented in, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cuba, Ghana, Haiti and the United States. Each year IBWPPI seeks to expand its representation by convening in a different country during the month of March.

The women of IBWPPI believe that gender and cultural diplomacy are pathways to building bridges to greater understanding, fairness and world peace. Through cultural engagement, women are leading the movement towards better environments for education, health and wellness, economic security and safety for women in the US and abroad.

Yes. IBWPPI is a 501c3 – Tax ID# 27-0811641
Inspired by the legacy of Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Chair Emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women, Barbara A. Perkins and Ka Flewellen decided to work with and on behalf of women around the world. Both would travel separately as part of NCNW delegations to the Cairo, Egypt Conference on Women in 1994, and the Beijing Conference on Women 1995. Those experiences helped to conceive and launch the IBWPPI in 2009. Barbara Perkins says, “The magic and beauty of working with women representing so many countries at the 4th World Conference on Women, in Beijing China, remains among the most memorable times in my life.” IBWPPI seeks to capture the same spirit of unity and connectivity as was present in Beijing.

Yes, IBWPPI currently operates three programs: The Young Ambassadors Program which identifies and sponsors young women to the global stage. The Boots on the Ground Program provides work, rain and safety boots for survivors of natural disasters in the US and abroad. IBWPPI facilitates partnerships with organizations that provide other programs to Black women and girls nationally and internationally. We are conveners and policy influencers, who develop and implement initiatives that focus on four main pillars – Education, Health and Wellness, Economic Security and the Eradication of Human Trafficking.

We are established throughout the United States, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cuba, Ghana, and Haiti.
IBWPPI is not a program organization. We do not run programs; however, we do engage in partnerships with organizations that do provide programs to Black women and girls nationally and internationally. We are conveners and policy influencers, who run Initiatives and focus on four main pillars – Education, Health and Wellness, Economic Security and the Eradication of Human Trafficking.
You may log on to our website at www.ibwppi.org. Click the membership button, select your preferred membership selection, completed required fields, and CONGRATULATIONS, you are now a member of IBWPPI.

IBWPPI membership is tiered to accommodate the preferred engagement of the member with the organization. There are four membership levels available: Student, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Please refer to the www.ibwppi.org for additional details.


Student membership- $25.00

– Opportunity to volunteer at events/conferences (for future job reference)

– Invitation to all events

– Invited to Young Ambassadors Program events


Silver membership- $100.00

– Invitation to all events

– Priority registration to signature events

– Newsletter


Gold membership- $250.00

– Everything in silver membership plus:

– Priority reservation to all conference


Platinum- $1,000.00

– Everything in gold membership plus:

– Company logo on website

– Preferred seating at signature events

– Two (2) free VIP reception invitation to signature events

Yes, IBWPPI host four to five events annually.

– Annual Policy Forum

– Spring Meet and Greet

– Summer Hats for Hope

– Annual Boots on the Ground

– International Conference (every 2 years)

– Reading Room Initiative

IBWPPI’s Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) are industry leaders and game-changers. They are resilient in their approach to advocacy and public policy. They are motivated by the legacies of women like Dr. Dorothy Height, Mary McLeod Bethune and the illustrious women who make up the IBWPPI Board of Directors. These women are pioneers, dream chasers and promise-driven leaders. They are committed to living beyond themselves, and to creating change that will outlive them. They are the women this generation has been waiting for. They are mothers, sisters, entrepreneurs, professionals, and powerful agents of global change. The women of the YAP have answered the call to lead by service and example. Please contact Nicole Benton our Chief Ambassador at yap@IBWPPI.org for additional information.

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