“We, women of the United States of America, believing that the best good of humanity will be advanced by efforts toward greater unity of sympathy and purpose, and that a voluntary association of individuals so united will best serve the highest good of the family, the community, the state, do hereby freely band ourselves together into a federation of all races, creeds, and traditions, to further the application of the Golden Rule to society, custom, and law.”

 ~ From the founding document of the National Council of Women of the United States, March 31st, 1888, Washington, D.C.

 The National Council of Women of the United States (NCW/US) was founded concurrently with the International Council of Women in 1888, when a Conference was convened in Washington, D.C. (spanning March-April) in honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention.

The National Council of Women of the United States is an accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Department of Public Information (UN/DPI) and has Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).