Women in NAACP

Women in NAACP (WIN) is an official committee of the NAACP established to enhance the leadership role of women in the association, to serve as an advocacy vehicle for issues affecting women and children, to advocate for the positive development of children, and to support the ongoing work of the NAACP and its units, especially civil and cultural activities to enhance membership.

Each region has a coordinator designated as regional vice coordinator, and each state designates a WIN state chair. Each local NAACP branch may also establish a local WIN chapter. Become a member of our WIN program today.

Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley

For more than 10 years, Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley has served as National Director of Women in NAACP (WIN). She has coordinated many of the branch’s special activities at the local level, such as the Freedom Fund Affairs and the National NAACP Convention. She led initiatives in a special NAACP Goodwill and Trade Mission to Cuba, and led WIN in building schools in Benin, West Africa. Under the auspices of NCNW and Dorothy Height, she was an NGO delegate to the 2001 World Conference in Durban, South Africa, on racism, sexism, and xenophobia.

Dr. Daley is actively involved as a humanitarian, organization leader, and counseling professional, and her advocacy for equity and excellence has been exemplified in her many national, state, and local roles.

Dr. Daley has served as president of four national organizations. A National Certified Counselor, she broke gender and racial barriers when she became president of the American School Counselor Association, and broke barriers again when she became president of the American Counseling Association—the largest counseling association in the world— representing a wide range of counseling groups internationally. In both of these organizations, she paved the way for both women and ethnic minorities. She served as president of Women in Community Service. This coalition allowed her to be an advocate for education and training for young women in need via the U.S. Job Corps Centers.

Volunteering and mentoring are centerpieces of her mantra. Dr. Daley is active with The Links, Incorporated as well as the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She is vice chairman of the National Council of Negro Women, and president of the Philomathians (Lovers of Learning).

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Kia Pearson

Kia Pearson is the Chief of Staff for the Executive Department of the NAACP. Prior to her current tenure, she served in other senior staff positions including the following: Treasurer for the Mfume for United States Senate Campaign and Director of Executive Operations for the NAACP under the leadership of the former President and CEO, Kweisi Mfume. Mrs. Pearson also has several years of legislative experience as a case worker for the United States House of Representatives serving the Seventh Congressional District of Maryland.

Become a Member

WIN membership is open to NAACP members in good standing who want to enhance their leadership role within the NAACP and advance issues affecting women and children.

Become a WIN Member

If you are not a member of the NAACP, click here to join before completing your WIN membership.