Since the inception of two preeminent basketball brands, the Harlem Globetrotters (HG) in 1926 and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1946, the women beside the players have worked hard to positively improve the quality of life for their families and communities. The historical philanthropic account of these players and spouses includes the establishment of personal nonprofit foundations, massive fundraising efforts for local, national and global nonprofits, generous monetary donations and volunteering to societal initiatives. This incredible work has contributed millions of dollars and unforgettable fan-experiences for the betterment of our world.

The NBWA’s network of strong and influential women spans various generations and nationalities. This diversity creates an ideal platform for NBWA’s initiatives and enables the bonding of lifelong friendships. With more than nine decades of basketball history, NBWA members share their phenomenal journey in hopes of inspiring and empowering. The NBWA’s diverse and inclusive force of women is deeply committed to galvanizing each other, supporting each other and lifting each other. Its culture encompasses philanthropic giving and service to community. Members contribute their time, talent and resources to charitable endeavors around the world.