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!

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2022 Global Trailblazer Award

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

NYU Women Lead: Honoring Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles joined us on March 8, International Women's Day. NYU honored Solange with the 2022 NYU Global Trailblazer Award for Creative and Artistic Excellence, presented by Dr. Lisa Coleman, to celebrate the launch of NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator and its Global Black Women Leadership Initiative.

Solange Knowles is forging bold pathways in visual arts, music, and digital culture. Through her multidisciplinary platform, studio, creative agency, and  curatorial project, Saint Heron, Solange uplifts and empowers the work of Black and Brown creatives through a range of innovative projects. This dedication to innovative leadership has earned her the 2022 NYU Global Trailblazer Award for Creative and Artistic Excellence.

International Women's Day with Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Championing the Call to #BreakTheBias

Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu

The NYU Abu Dhabi Office of Inclusion and Equity was honored to host Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Race & Gender Justice Activist, founder of Nozizwe Consulting, and daughter of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu for a discussion on the need to actualize an intersectional approach in the fight for women’s rights, our collective responsibility to cultivate strong gender coalitions and allyship across racial lines, and the role of dialogue and reconciliation in charting a brighter path forward.

First celebrated in 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) has long uplifted a message of women's empowerment for the benefit of all. On March 8, the commemoration of IWD urged us as individuals and organizations to #BreakTheBias through a knowledge-driven and action-oriented combating of the prejudice that permeates our global society.