Gloria L. Blackwell

Gloria Blackwell is AAUW’s vice president of fellowships, grants, and global programs, overseeing and executing AAUW’s annual $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards. She also directs AAUW’s international collaborations with the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations, and other global organizations. Before joining AAUW in 2004, she was the director of Africa education programs at the Institute of International Education (IIE). Gloria also managed fellowships programs during her decade at IIE and has held positions as a Peace Corps staff member and volunteer in Africa. She holds a master’s degree in education and human development from George Washington University, a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and studied at the American University in Paris. Gloria is committed to supporting opportunities and empowerment for women and girls globally. Follow @AAUWGloriaB on Twitter.
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AAUW Announces Fellowships and Grants for 2014–15

AAUW is excited to announce the 244 fellowships and grants offered for the 2014–15 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive more than $3.7 million […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2014
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Global Women Wonder: Why Are We Still Asking for a Seat at the Table?

There’s a definite sense of urgency in the air at this year’s 58th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. What has been accomplished? What hasn’t? What are we going to do about it? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2014

AAUW’s Statement to the 58th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

As an ECOSOC-accredited nongovernmental organization, AAUW was invited to participate in the annual Commission on the Status of Women in March 2014. AAUW submitted a written statement to the CSW […] Read more »

  |     |   March 06, 2014
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The Power and Potential of Native Americans: “Young Lakota”

During Native American Heritage Month, AAUW and Women and Girls Lead are showcasing films that feature outstanding Native American women leaders. This includes Young Lakota, which will air next week on PBS, and We Still Live Here and Kind Hearted Woman, which are both available free online. Join us in honoring the strength and contributions of Native American women. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 22, 2013

List Your State or Branch Local Scholarship on the AAUW Website

If you want to include your local scholarship(s) as part of the listing on the AAUW website, please complete the data form with the requested information about your local scholarship program. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   October 17, 2013
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Why Should We Care about Girls?

Today, AAUW joins the Working Group on Girls (WGG) and other members of the United Nations community to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. The main event — Girls Speak Out! — will provide a forum for seven dynamic girls from around the globe to share how they are advocates and activists for girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 11, 2013
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Race, Art, and Activism: Faith Ringgold’s Inspiring Journey

The now 82-year-old Ringgold was a political and feminist artist long before these themes were a part of the mainstream landscape of black artists, and she was also one of the first women to organize and fight to get the works of African American and women artists into museums and galleries. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 22, 2013

Video: AAUW Fellowships and Grants 125th Anniversary

In this video, you will learn about the influence alumnae and AAUW members have had all over the world through the 125-year-old fellowships and grants program. Join us in celebrating AAUW’s rich history by sharing this video with your networks and AAUW community.

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Special Interest Group Session: International Briefing

Information about AAUW’s current international programs and activities, including United Nations and Commission on the Status of Women engagement, coalition involvement, fellowships, and other collaborations such as the Clinton Global Initiative. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 28, 2013

Workshop: AAUW Local Scholarships: Best Practices for Best Results

This workshop provides best practices in oversight and administration of local scholarships programs. Discover strategies and tips to help you avoid many of the pitfalls of running local scholarship programs and how you can establish practices to get the best results from your financial commitment. Read more »