Gloria L. Blackwell

Gloria L. Blackwell

Vice President, Fellowships and Grants

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.
 

Work by Gloria L. Blackwell

Commission on the Status of Women 61 banner outside United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Women Demand Global Economic Parity, Not Status Quo

When women are economically empowered they have the potential to change their own economic status as well as that of the communities and countries in which they live. At the CSW, women made it known that we are using our expertise and raising our voices to take action to achieve gender equality. The world can’t wait another 170 years. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 30, 2017
League of Tunisian Women Voters

NGOs Build a Strong Future for Women in Morocco and Tunisia

In Tunisia and Morocco it is apparent that they are raising their voices with us to demand women’s human and civil rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 10, 2017

AAUW’s Statements to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

AAUW’s annual written statement to the Commission on the Status of Women addressing the priority themes. Read more »

Resource   |   March 06, 2017

Six Tips from Women of Color Navigating Doctoral Programs

Studies show that women of color have made significant progress in completing college at higher rates and obtaining advanced degrees than in the past, but retention and completion at the doctoral level remain issues to be addressed. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 24, 2017
Cover art for the 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons painted and donated by Yasser Rezahi.

New Data on Human Trafficking Paints a Disturbing Picture

Despite the inclusion of antitrafficking and antiviolence sustainable development goals, the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons show that the unprecedented and massive movement of refugees and migrants has intensified since 2014, and that this shift involves numbers of vulnerable women, men, and children who can be easily exploited by smugglers and traffickers. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 11, 2017
Thousands sing, chant, and rally for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day in 2015. Photo via UN Women/Ryan Brown.

We Need Women Leaders to Solve Global Challenges

Women are half of the world’s population but only a fraction of the world’s heads of state and government leaders. Why does that matter? Because the world needs the talents, values, and contributions of women to be seen as just as important as those of men in order to create a world that provides economic opportunity, peace, and security to us all. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 23, 2016
Three women hold up an orange sign for gender-based violence awareness

16 Ways to Mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence!

Here is a day-by-day guide to raising awareness about gender-based violence during and after the campaign! Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 24, 2015
Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

“He Named Me Malala”: Educate Girls to Change the World

Malala symbolizes the power of raising your voice to fight injustice because, in Yousafzai’s own words, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 11, 2015
Use documentary films and ready-made tool kits to raise awareness about human trafficking, girls’ education, or other global feminist issues.

Spark Discussion and Action on Global Issues

Use documentary films and ready-made tool kits to raise awareness about human trafficking, girls’ education, or other global feminist issues. Read more »

Resource   |   February 13, 2015