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

Tues. Feb 28 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Politics scholar Dr. Deva R. Woodly, in conversation with Liberal Studies professor Dr. Kaia Shivers, will discuss The Politics of Futurity. Drawing on popular discourse, topics will include the potential for change within the structural relations of race, coloniality, and Indigeneity. This is an NYU Women Lead and Liberal Studies Global Lecture Series event.

NYU Women Lead: A Conversation with Gayatri Gopinath

Mon. March 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET

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

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

Wed. March 8 at 9:00 a.m. ET

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 will discuss the interplay between culture and higher education, leadership and empowerment, in conversation with Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann. 

NYU Women Lead: A Conversation with Susan Goldberg

Wed. March 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET

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