The membership, meeting yearly in Conference, is the supreme governing body of NOW. NOWdraws its broad grassroots strength from a nationwide network of local chapters, which are chartered by national NOW and which engage in a wide variety of action programs in their communities.
State organizations serve to develop chapters, coordinate statewide activities and provide resources to the chapters.
There are nine regions which, in Conference, elect members to the National Board of Directors, the body which governs the organization between national conferences.
The national level of the organization is led by four elected national officers, by the national Board of Directors, and by national issues committees. These national leaders are responsible for implementing policy as formulated by the annual National Conference, for coordinating national actions, and for providing membership services.