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Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership

Where future leaders are prepared to be gender-conscious and aware of the great intellectual contributions of Black women.

Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership
501 W St NW Suite 220
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-884-1626
womenscenter@howard.edu

Welcome Assistant Director Dr. Bean!

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The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership (CWGGL) at Howard University is excited to announce the appointment of Anjerrika Bean, Ph.D., as Assistant Director. The center is an interdisciplinary global center of excellence for Black women and gender issues, feminist activism, and transformational leadership through global engagement, research, service learning, and impactful partnerships. In her role, Dr. Bean will be responsible for assisting with the overall administrative operations of the center and the implementation of the CWGGL vision.

“The appointment of Dr. Bean is part of my vision of building a strong
foundation for the center. Expanding the team of the center allows for growth
in our programming and accelerates our vision of serving our students,
faculty, and community. I am excited to have Dr. Bean join our team, as she
brings to this role her expertise in program management, research and
feminist activism, all crucial elements for meeting the vision of the center.” says Dr. Dawuni, founding director of the center.

“I am inspired by the commitment of the CWGGL to building an atmosphere
of excellence for women of color. I am proud to be able to play an intricate
role in the implementation of innovative solutions for the progressive movement of women of color,” says Dr. Bean.

Dr. Bean is a native of Beaumont, Texas, and a proud veteran of the United States Airforce. As a researcher, she is a Sociologist and Criminologist with a concentration in criminology and inequality. Dr. Bean obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies. She continued her higher educational pursuit and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Prairie View A & M University and Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology from Howard University. Before her appointment with CWGGL she was the Dr. Ralph Gomes Social Justice Post-doctoral Fellow at Howard University in the History Department. Dr. Bean also served as the Diversity Research Associate consultant for Bowie State University Multicultural Programs and Services Department. Through her research, she examines race and gender as it relates to domestic/intimate partner violence in the faith-based community, purposely focusing on the reporting procedures of Black Women in these communities. Implications of her research will provide a greater understanding of how marginalized social groups adopt, internalize, negotiate, and challenge hegemonic conceptions of race and gender. Dr. Bean focuses on the impact of social injustices in communities of color, domestic abuse, and the cultural and economic empowerment of women of color. She knows that her background, research training, and experiences have prepared her to empower people to achieve their highest life goals.

Mission

An interdisciplinary global center of excellence for Black women and gender issues, feminist activism, and transformational leadership through global engagement, research, service learning, and impactful partnerships. 

Vision

To be a Center of Excellence for Black women and Black feminist consciousness, activism, and global leadership. 

Core Values

To exercise Resilience, Integrity, Service and Excellence (R.I.S.E).

 

African/Black Women Global Leaders THEN and NOW

Angela Davis: Educator; Human Rights and Social Justice Activist

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Oprah Winfrey: First Black Female Billionaire in the US

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Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weeks: President of Trinidad and Tobago

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Former President of Liberia

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Ida B. Wells: Educator; Journalist; Activist

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Fannie Lou Hamer: Civil Rights Leader/ Activist

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Toni Morrison: Nobel Laureate for Literature; Howard Alum

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Sahle-Work Zewde: President of Ethiopia

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Dorothy Porter: Former Librarian; Archivist; Howard Alum

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Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist

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Leymah Gbowee: Nobel Peace Laureate; Women's Activist

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Samia Suluhu Hassan: First Female President of Tanzania

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Madame C.J. Walker: First Black Female Millionaire

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Vice President Kamala Harris: First Female Vice President in the US

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Her Excellency Mia Mottley: Prime Minister of Barbados

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Carla Hayden: Librarian of Congress

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Director General of World Trade Organization

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Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist; Freedom Fighter

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