U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses Board Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2023 | 3:00 – 3:40 PM

 Welcoming and Introductions
 Business Luncheon Networking (November 1, 2023)
 Wellness Summit (April 13-20, 2024)
 Minutes for September 2023
 Discussion on what is happening this September and what are the changes that happened.
 President’s Report
 Plans for the Board Member
 Officer & Board Member’s Assignments
 Anita Russell
Dr. Narriett Butler
Angele Doyne
Katleen Greely
Rev. Sandra Smith
Dr. Deborah Wilcox





November 1, 2023 (12:30PM – 4:00PM)
428 Sunrise Hwy
Lynbrook, NY 11563



April 13-20, 2024

Central Region, Cape Coast Castle
Eastern Region, Boti Waterfalls
Volta Region, Volta River
Authentic Customized Cuisine
Wellness Sessions Catered to a Woman’s Needs

Minutes Summary: USCBWB Board Meeting

  • Rev. Sandra Smith (Opened the meeting with a prayer)
  • Dr. Narriett Butler
  • Angele Doyne
  • Katleen Greely  (Had an emergency, not present)
  • Anita Russell (Arrived 10 minutes before closing)


  • Support for Adrian: The meeting commenced with a discussion regarding raising funds for Adrian. Attendees were encouraged to initiate campaigns to support the U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses (USCBWB).

  • Membership Drive: The board explored strategies to bolster membership within the organization. Ideas were exchanged to attract new members and engage existing ones more actively.

  • Conference Planning: The upcoming conference was a significant point of discussion. Participants shared thoughts and considerations regarding the planning and execution of the event.

Call for Action:

  • Support for Adrian: It was resolved that each board member should either bring in new members or make a donation to contribute to Adrian’s cause.
  • Regional Expansion: The board agreed to focus on building and expanding their respective regions, thus strengthening the presence and impact of the USCBWB.
  • Meeting Frequency: It was decided that future board meetings will be scheduled every two weeks, allowing for more regular communication and updates.
  • Utilization of Doodle: Angele proposed using Doodle as a tool to facilitate better connectivity among board members. The suggestion included creating Doodle accounts for improved coordination.

Additional Notes:

Anita joined the meeting 10 minutes before its conclusion, and Kathleen was unable to attend due to an emergency.
Rev. Smith began the meeting with a prayer, setting a positive tone for the discussion.
The board meeting concluded with a commitment to actively work towards the goals discussed and with plans for the next meeting to be held in two weeks.