Gloria L. Blackwell

Gloria L. Blackwell

Senior Vice President of Fellowships & Programs

As the senior vice president of fellowships & programs, Gloria is responsible for designing and implementing initiatives to expand women’s and girls’ opportunities in nontraditional spaces through leadership and oversight of $4 million in fellowships and grant programs; designing and executing a comprehensive set of programs to reshape girls’ and women’s experiences in educational and career settings; and direction of the organization-wide integration of fellowships and programs into every dimension of strategic and operational planning. Gloria also serves as AAUW’s UN main representative, leading global initiatives implemented through collaborations with UN bodies and global coalitions.

Before joining AAUW in 2004 she was the director of Africa education programs at the Institute of International Education (IIE). She 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 the 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.
 

Work by Gloria L. Blackwell

United Nations 57th Commission on the Status of Women

AAUW at the U.N.: End Violence against Women and Girls

The world can no longer afford the costs of violence against women and girls — the social and economic costs and the costs in deep human pain and suffering.” —     […] Read more »

History of the Coretta Scott King Fund

In 1969, the former AAUW Educational Foundation launched the Coretta Scott King Fund, providing opportunities for black women to study African American history and culture, social change, and peace. Read more »

Resource   |   February 02, 2013

A View of Slavery in 2013

Not only was a day last week dedicated to human trafficking awareness, but January was also declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This month, President Obama is urging […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2013

If a Woman Is Riding a Bus, Don’t Rape Her

Less than a week after the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign — which included hundreds of events demonstrating the solidarity of women around the world — ended, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 07, 2013

“Sexy” Mrs. Claus

Maybe I need to get out more. Or is it that I’m hanging with a boring crowd? Whatever the case, an innocent trip to the party store to purchase items […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 24, 2012

Human Rights Day 2012: Make Your Voice Count

During the March 1999 U.N. video conference A World Free of Violence against Women, Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, proclaimed: Violence against women is perhaps the most […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 10, 2012

16 Days Campaign: Speak Up about Gender Violence

While devastating, high-profile acts of violence against women — like the reported murder of 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins by NFL player Jovan Belcher — continue to stun the world and receive […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 07, 2012

16 Days Campaign: Let’s End Violence against Women!

When the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence campaign began on November 25 — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women — one of the first […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 27, 2012

Four Ways to Celebrate the International Day of the Girl

“If we unleash the potential of the world’s girls and young women, we will unleash a powerful force that will bring lasting change to all corners of the globe.” —     […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   October 11, 2012

Get Ready to Watch Inspiring Women in Action in “Half the Sky”

This month, many of you have already participated in special advance screenings of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in communities across the United States. There […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 28, 2012