Chair & President
National Council of Negro Women
Johnnetta B. Cole is a noted educator, author, and speaker on diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion in educational institutions, museums and workplaces. With a Ph.D. in anthropology, Dr. Cole held teaching positions in anthropology, women’s studies, and African American studies at several colleges and universities. She served as President of both historically Black colleges for women in the United States, Spelman College and Bennett College, a distinction she alone holds. She also served as the Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, as a Principal Consultant at Cook Ross, and as a Senior Consulting Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dr. Cole is currently the Chair and Seventh President of the National Council of Negro Women, an advocacy organization for women’s and civil rights. Throughout her career and in her published work, speeches, and community service, Johnnetta B. Cole consistently addresses issues of race, gender, and other systems of inequality.
Thursday, September 12
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM