The NBWN is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising the status and position of black women in all walks of life.

We provide dynamic initiatives, enabling women from diverse
backgrounds and occupations to develop strong professional and social contacts; high quality training and education programmes;
leadership and national recognition.


Angela Coley

Angela Coley is a married mother of two children and started out her working life has a secretary for several high brow organisations primarily in the legal profession.Soon realising that there was more to her talents than this, she embarked on improving her qualifications by obtaining a B.Sc. (Hons) in Social Science and a MSc in Criminal Justice Policy from the prestigious London School of Economics.

Angela then began a part time teaching career before entering mentioning as a volunteer with SOVA, which she continues to do. She entered the Croydon Youth Justice system where she left her mark by designing and implementing an innovative programme specifically for young female offenders. This led Angela to work within the Society of Black Lawyers where she continues to be a member of their Criminal Justice and Human Rights sub Committee.

In 1998, Angela was ready to do for self and set up her own research and consultancy practice. One of her first jobs was to set up a mentoring scheme in Feltham Young Offenders Institute, which was finally aborted. However, her passion and belief in the benefits of mentoring was not to be diminished and she earnestly set about specialising in this area. More recently she has successfully designed and implemented an in-house mentioning scheme for young residents in a Black Led Housing Association in London.

As well as providing this beneficial and worthwhile service, Angela has bought her skills and experience to Lambeth Plus Mentioning, which is a community based mentioning project in Stockwell. This project caters to some of the most formidable and challenging children in the community which is one of many projects spread around Britain which come under the umbrella of Crime Concern, the National Crime Prevention Agency.

Angela continues to set up mentioning programmes throughout the country for young people.



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