NYU Women Lead

NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator celebrates and amplifies the prolific work of global women trailblazers—past and present—while centering intersectional gender equity and innovative leadership.

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Building from the work of NYUWomxn100, and in conjunction with the NYU BeTogether efforts, the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation embeds and escalates our intersectional, gender-centered strategic action through the NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator. This initiative centers on two initial foci:

  • The first university-wide initiative builds on, scales up, and institutionally embeds the work of NYUWomxn100 with a focus on inclusive leadership → NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator and also includes robust alumni engagement.
  • The second, which is a part of the first initiative, specifically focuses on Black women’s leadership and archiving the histories of Black women, the Global Black Women Leadership Initiative.
Visit our archive of NYUWomxn100 2020-2021 programming featuring transformational changemakers Indya Moore, Johnnetta B. Cole, Anna Deavere Smith, Raquel Willis, Alicia Garza, Layla Saad, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Nell Painter, and more!

NYU Women Lead Featured Events


The Politics of Futurity with Dr. Deva Woodly

February 28, 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation with Politics scholar Dr. Deva R. Woodly, in conversation with Liberal Studies professor Dr. Kaia Shivers. They discussed The Politics of Futurity. Drawing on popular discourse, topics included the potential for change within the structural relations of race, coloniality, and Indigeneity. This was an NYU Women Lead and Liberal Studies Global Lecture Series event.

Watch the full recording of the conversation with Dr. Deva Woodly 



NYU Women Lead: A Conversation with Gayatri Gopinath

March 6, 2023

Gayatri Gopinath—leading scholar and director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality—joined us for a conversation about her academic and leadership journey and her book Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora. Gopinath also received the 2023 NYU Dorothy Irene Height Faculty Award as a part of NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator.

Watch the full recording of the conversation with Gayatri Gopinath



International Women’s Day: Leadership, Empowerment, and Education

March 8, 2023

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, interim president of Mount Holyoke College and author of the best-selling book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race discussed the interplay between culture and higher education, leadership and empowerment, in conversation with Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann. Thank you for joining us.

Watch a full recording of the conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

NYU Women Lead: A Conversation with Susan Goldberg

March 8, 2023

Susan Goldberg, president and chief executive officer of GBH, joined us on International Women’s Day for a fireside conversation on innovation and women’s leadership in media and journalism. Goldberg also received the 2023 NYU Global Trailblazer Award for Leadership Excellence as part of the NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator. Thank you for joining us!