Our Success in 2020: IBWPPI’s Year-End Newsletter


From The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins
Happy holidays to each of you. Thank you for your time and investment in the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI). Thank you for opening your hands and your hearts in support of our programs and services offered to women and their families and communities globally.
At the beginning of the year we declared 2020 as "The Year of the Black Woman," and indeed, Black women have had a significant and historic impact on our democracy. IBWPPI is actively engaged in filling the pipeline of qualified and ready leaders with the launching of the Dorothy I. Height Global Leadership Academy in January 2021.
We are also focused on the expansion of the Young Ambassadors Program, currently in the U.S. and South Africa. Expansion is forthcoming in Bermuda, the Bahamas and Haiti. In March 2021, IBWPPI will release our full Public Policy Agenda which details our work in four critical areas: Health and Wellness, Education, Economic Security and the Eradication of Human Trafficking.
We are a U.S. based nonprofit that recognizes the needs, concerns and priorities of Black women are the same all over the world. As Dorothy I. Height would say, we continue to work from the belief that, “what we do locally has a direct impact globally.” IBWPPI will continue the work of supporting villages in West Africa and Haiti and families in the Bahamas. With the help of our members and sponsors, we can aim high in 2021.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude. We hope this holiday season is filled with peace, love, happiness and good health for you and your loved ones.
In Gratitude,
Barbara A. Perkins
IBWPPI Co-Founder and President