DEKALB COUNTY, GA—The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW announced the election of Cecilia M. Anderson as its seventh president of the Stone Mountain- Lithonia Chapter.
Anderson is a Georgia native. She completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University, and graduate studies at Clark Atlanta University, Walden University, and Capella University, respectively, with degrees and certificates in the areas of Marketing, Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education. Anderson is a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School.
Professionally, Anderson served 28 years as an educator and retired from the DeKalb County School District in 2021. She is o a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Anderson was inducted into the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter in 2016 and served two terms as the 3rd vice president of Membership and Chapter Development, historian, and served on the Chapter’s Nominating Committee, co-chairperson of the Education Committee, co-chairperson of the Health Committee, and member of the Bylaws Committee.
Anderson has a passion for early literacy and intervention and enjoys supporting community youth development and advocacy initiatives.Anderson stated: “God blessed me with wonderful parents who instilled in me the importance of having a strong prayer life, continuing my education, and supporting my community. I am grateful that this foundation has prepared me for this leadership opportunity.”
Anderson stated: “God blessed me with wonderful parents who instilled in me the importance of having a strong prayer life, continuing my education, and supporting my community. I am grateful that this foundation has prepared me for this leadership opportunity.”
The chapter’s theme this year focuses on the acronym A. B. L. E: “Advocate, Bond, Level Up, and Engage,” based on one of Anderson’s favorite scriptures, Ephesians 3:20.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.