The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) announced Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley has been named 8th National President and Chair of the organization.

Washington, DC — (TN Tribune) — The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is pleased to announce that Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley has been named 8th National President and Chair of the organization. Continuing to live a life of service, Dr. Daley is stepping up from the Vice President position.

The Honorable Alexis Herman, Senior Advisor to the NCNW Executive Committee, said “Dr. Daley is well-known, much beloved and proven leader of national and international organizations. Dr. Daley served as a National Vice President of NCNW and understands well the mission, the goal, and the urgency of the work we do.” Dr. Daley succeeds Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole who resigned effective January 31, 2022.

At her swearing in on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Dr. Daley said, “My goal is to coalesce the total membership around the many needs to be fulfilled. To reach our goals we must break barriers, build bridges and climb mountains.” Dr. Daley has a long, sustained record with NCNW and will apply her vast experience and skills to lay a foundation for continued strategic growth, program impact and relevancy, building on the organization’s successes.

Dr. Daley blazed trails in the counseling profession and served as the first African
American president of The American Counseling Association, the largest counseling association in the world. She believes in finding “the best in others and helping them to find their possibilities.” As an activist, she has broken many barriers, including becoming the first woman to chair the National Advisory Council on Career Education. Some of her other civic and charitable activities include breaking the barrier to become the first Black president of the American School Counselor Association. She was also president of the Women in Community Services and served as national director of Women in NAACP (WIN). Additionally, she served as the 16th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an organization with more than one thousand chapters and 350,000 inducted members.

The Hon. Alexis M. Herman indicated, “Our members are excited to know that Dr. Daley is taking the helm of NCNW at this critical moment and know that she will continue to inspire the members and stakeholders to reach higher heights. We know that she will continue to empower our members because she has the passion, skills and vision to execute the mission to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent, their families and communities.”