In 2006, a group of professional Mercer County African-American women used the premise of five pillars: training, education, outreach and referral; spiritual discernment; and, healing, health and wellness to organize, create and incorporate an organization dedicated to the welfare of women of color.

The Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment (IW3E), a non-profit (501) (c)(3) organization that seeks to promote the well-being of African-American women and their families living in Trenton and Greater Mercer County, New Jersey. IW3E s approach uses a holistic model that focuses on mentoring, public workshops, individual coaching and events that honor and strengthen families and promote economic empowerment.

Through the women that we serve, we work to build strong neighborhoods and community institutions. Through community collaboration, IW3E builds creative programs in the greater Trenton area to offer support to women who are struggling to attend school full or part- time and meet the economic, educational and social

needs of their families.


The Mission


Our mission is the economic empowerment of women of color through support of education for the health care field.



The Vision


To see women of color transform their economic circumstances through access to career opportunities in all areas of health care.



Board of Directors

Darlene McKnight  

Board Chairperson

James Frederick

Finance Officer/Treasurer Technology

Shirley Satterfield    


Beverly Smith

Program Director

Pamela Sims Jones

Marketing/ Communication

Jaqueline West

Program Support

Ex Officio

Dr. Gloria Frederick

Executive Director







Dr. Gloria Frederick

Executive Director

Rochelle Richardson

Director of Programs and Mentoring

James Frederick

Chief Financial Office / IT Director








Beloved Community

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Investors Bank

Family Guidance Center and Children's Corporation of Mercer County

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Johnson & Johnson Caring Crowd

Mercer County Health Career Center

Mercer County Community College,

New Jersey Health Care Talent Network

Mercer County One Stop Career Center

Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women

Princeton Area Community Foundation

Rutgers University School of Labor Management

Rutgers University Center for Women and Work

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton






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