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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

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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Center Spotlight

Mia Thornton - 1st place pitch competition winner at the 2021 Women of Color Incubator

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Sarai Arriola-Jacob - 2nd place pitch competition winner at the 2021 Women of Color Incubator

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Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership sponsors Black Feminist Book Club

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Honoring Our Women Veterans

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Chat and Chew with Karsh STEM Scholars

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Launch of the Howard University Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership

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