The Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) advocates and celebrates the accomplishments of Black women in higher education. We support and empower sister scholars, administrators and students through our various resources and networks. We are a forum for developing strategies to improve the quality of education for African Americans.


  • Promote the intellectual growth and educational development of Black women in higher education

  • Strive to eliminate racism, sexism, classism and other social barriers that hinder Black women from achieving their potential

  • Communicate and document the personal and professional achievements of Black women and men in order to preserve and increase their presence in higher education

  • Provide mentorship for Black youth in order to ensure their success in higher education

  • Apply our talents, strengths and expertise to advance our vision of social justice


  • Host international, national and regional conferences that are forums for professional development and networking for faculty, administrators, staff and students

  • Publish a newsletter

  • Circulate job opportunities

  • Advocate for access and equity for groups who have been marginalized or discriminated against