Holiday Greetings from IBWPPI

From The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins
Thank you for opening your hands and your hearts in support of IBWPPI and the service we offer to the women and their families globally. It simply would not be possible without you. As we prepare for 2020, we look forward to helping to change lives for the better. We anticipate the abundance of resources needed to fulfill the mission and vision set for us. Our hearts are full with gratitude for you. Our prayer is that you will be continually blessed with peace, love, happiness and complete health.


In Gratitude,
Barbara A. Perkins


This Year at a Glance

Happy Holidays: A Message from the IBWPPI Staff

Chanelle Brown, 2019-2020 Fellow for Research and Policy

“The holidays is the season for love, life and celebration! It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with family, friends and loved ones and to take time to rejuvenate and replenish your energy for the upcoming new year. I cherish this time because it’s when you can focus on connectedness and strengthening your bonds with the people you care about.”

Brittney Hayes, Marketing and Membership Associate

“I always get excited for the holidays. From the decorations, holiday music and endless desserts, this time of year seems to put everyone in a joyful mood. Not to mention it’s also the perfect time to self-reflect on the year and get ready for what’s to come. To top it off, the extra time to spend with family and continue with traditions is always a plus!”

Jovonda White, Special Projects Manager

“Holidays are important to me for these reasons: It’s a celebration of life which brings people together to share, love and laugh. It’s a time to be thankful and grateful for what you have. I particularly like the holidays to take a break from the monotony of everyday life and celebrate things worth living for. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and loved ones and giving to others! There’s always someone that you could bring a little cheer to during this holiday season and year-round.”

Membership Spotlight

The Honorable Astra Armbrister-Rolle

The Honorable Astra Armbrister-Rolle is Consul General of The Bahamas where she serves as the head of the Consulate General in Atlanta, which was established in August of 2009.
She was previously the Director of Development of the Bahamas National Trust handling fundraising efforts and major campaigns for the organization. After leaving The Bahamas at the tender age of 15 years old, Armbrister-Rolle made a promise to her parents and family to return home and help to make The Bahamas a better place. She firmly believes that in order to see the change you desire, you must first make the commitment to be the change you wish to see.
We greatly appreciate your contributions and your compassion for the people of The Bahamas, the United States and the entire international community.

Season of Giving: Gift Someone with a Membership

It’s the season of giving! What better way to bring in the holidays, than to gift a friend or loved one with a one-year IBWPPI membership. It’s a seamless process and you can pay your membership dues in the name of your giftee online .
Are you a member? You can also renew your dues here to reactivate your membership in 2020. We have so many exciting plans for the new year and we’d love for you to play an active role.
Why Join IBWPPI?
IBWPPI started 10 years ago in the spirit of global unity and sisterhood. Our mission is to connect and advocate for Black women globally through acts of kindness and public policy.
We thank our members and ask that you continue your support of IBWPPI and encourage others to join us. If you are looking to join an organization and make a profound impact, you’ve arrived at your destination!


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