Dignity, Service, Graciousness & Conviviality – Since 1927

True Friendship

The Girl Friends®, Incorporated is one of the oldest and most highly respected social organizations of African American women in the United States.

Founded in 1927 in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, Girl Friends serve their communities in many capacities—as authors, professors, doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, business owners, congress members, wives and mothers.

Our History

At-A-Glance

Who We Are
Margaret Gaines Clark

National President

The Girl Friends®, Incorporated

Greetings from Our National President

Welcome to The Girl Friends®, Inc. Website!

What does it mean to be a Girl Friend? Eunice Shreeves, our founder, said it best, “It means being surrounded by warmth, loyalty, happy thoughts, pleasant memories, and the rarest of life’s offerings, True Friendship.”

Armed with values of friendship, leadership and community service, we have grown into a network of women whose collective social, spiritual, economic and professional contributions have left an indelible impact on our local communities.

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Washington