Howard University Forms The Consortium to Advance Equity for Women and Girls of Color

The Howard University Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership has received support from Pivotal Ventures, a Melinda French Gates company, to develop innovative research and strong, sustainable, multinational global partnerships.

Pivotal Ventures’ support will primarily be used to establish The Consortium, a national collaborative using intersectional frameworks to center the experiences of Black women and girls through positive narratives and empowerment. The Consortium is anticipated as a partnership between the Howard University Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership, African American Policy Forum, National Birth Equity Collaborative, and The Policy Academies. The Consortium will provide innovative research, data, and programming to advance gender equity and close the achievement gaps for women of color.

Additionally, the center plans to launch an annual HBCU conference on women and leadership. This conference will bring together scholars who are women of color across the United States to engage on the important topics of women and gender issues and compile research into special editions of peer-reviewed journals, edited books, anthologies, and other creative works.

“To help tackle some of the problems affecting women and families in the United States today, we must support more innovative solutions and provide more resources,” said Ada Williams Prince, director of program strategy and investment for Pivotal Ventures. “We envision a world where women and girls of color have a chance to contribute, participate, and live a better life.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Report Established by State Senator Art Haywood Uncovers Racism in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

"Ultimately, Pennsylvania's leaders and institutions should respect the dignity of all students," says Senator Art Haywood. "The work to ensure that dignity is intact for Pennsylvania's Students of Color continues with this report in hopes that one day the work will no longer be required."

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Appointed President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

"I appreciate the support I have received from my faculty and trainee colleagues here at UC San Diego along with colleagues from around the world," says Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman. "Together we will work to advance our field and our reach, improving patient outcomes and eliminating health disparities."

Rate of Black Homeownership in America Remains Virtually Unchanged Since 2012

The National Association of Realtors has found that although homeownership rates in American are steadily increasing, the rate of Black homeownership has experienced significantly less growth than White, Asian, and Hispanic homeownership since 2012.

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

“As a servant leader, I am confident I will be an effective President for the University of the Virgin Islands and will remain humble and grounded with a sincere desire to improve outcomes and the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community," says Safiya George, who will assume the role of president of the University of the Virgin Islands this summer.

Featured Jobs