A Women’s Empowerment Initiative

Ascending Women of Faith Inc is dedicated to impacting the lives of women disadvantaged by social or economic circumstances. The initiative will enable women to enhance and develop their quality of life and become architects of their future by presenting opportunities for spiritual, educational, and economic transformation.  AWF is committed to empowering women, thereby strengthening families and transforming communities.

Mary Church Terrell

“Special stress is laid upon the fact that our Association is composed of women, not because we wish to deny rights and privileges to our brothers in imitation of the example they have set us for so many years, but because the work which we hope to accomplish can be done better we believe by the mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters of our race than by the fathers, husbands, brothers and sons. “

Mary Church Terrell, First President of The National Association of Colored Women 1st Address 1897
Listen: Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman”


As women of color we challenge the system of intersectionality by utilizing culturally based interventions and   solutions within our immediately community. While we may not be able to change certain things, we can always change our reaction to them.


“Let us take time, therefore, to be gracious, to be thoughtful, to be kind, using the social graces as one means of turning the wheels of progress with greater velocity on the upward road to equal opportunity and justice for all.” (The Negro and the Social Graces -1940).

Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Founder, North Carolina Federation of Negro Women’s Clubs


“The reasons why we should confer are so apparent…We need to talk over not only those things which are of vital importance to us as women, but also the things that are of special interest to us as colored women.”

Josephine St. Pierre’s Call to Confer (1895)

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Join our team of like-minded everyday people who simply want a better world to live in. Where every voice is heard, every hand is held, and every soul is equal. You’re invited to join our cause.

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