Join AAUW ‘s new CEO Gloria L. Blackwell in conversation with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ph.D., the first woman and first African to serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organization, as Blackwell presents Dr. Okonjo-Iweala with a distinguished 2021 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Award.
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 17, 1:00 pm.
In 1977, 44 years ago, Dr. Okonjo-Iwela was awarded an AAUW International Fellowship; now, Time magazine has named her one of its 100 most influential people of 2021.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has become a global finance expert, economist and international development professional with more than 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. She twice served as Nigeria’s finance minister and briefly acted as foreign minister in 2006, the first woman to hold both positions. And she chaired the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which has immunized 760 million children and saved 13 million lives.
You’ll also get to know our new CEO better and learn more about her strategic vision for AAUW.