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

And the Crowd Roared…

In celebration of International Women’s Day, last night I had the pleasure of attending a sold-out screening of A Powerful Noise. This acclaimed documentary takes you inside the lives of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 06, 2009

Whose Rights? Everybody’s.

I read recently that President-elect Obama has pledged to restore the United States’ international standing, including a promise to push for ratification of the women’s equal rights treaty — the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2008

Blog Action Day: Dying to Give Life

The global economic crisis is shining a light on the “haves,” but things won’t change much for the “have nots.” They will still be poor, without access to clean water, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

The Power of a Nomination

We hear a great deal about nominations these days as we are assaulted via the airwaves and in print media with half-truths and outright lies about each party’s “nominee.” One […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   October 06, 2008

Let’s Ban Books?

Last week, being a busy multitasking working parent of three, we missed out on going to the library, which, for my teenage daughter is akin to missing a meal or […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   6 Comments   |   September 09, 2008