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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

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The University continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and other countries. The University continues to formulate and adjust its plans as needed.

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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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).

 

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