Gwen K. Young

Gwen K. Young is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women Business Collaborative. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University and former Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center. She is an Advisor to Concordia and President of BalanceUp Leadership. Ms. Young has worked across the globe to promote equal opportunity, and peace and justice. She has developed strategy, programming and advocacy in the areas of humanitarian policy, international affairs and international development. This includes developing public private partnerships focused on public health, agriculture, gender equality, and access to finance. Further, Ms. Young has advocated for and published on the role girls and women play in political, social and economic development and designed exploitation and SGBV guidelines. As an attorney, Ms. Young has worked as a professional advocate for women and human rights in corporate law settings, with the ICTY and the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.Her career has encompassed a comprehensive array of international organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, International Rescue Committee, and the Harvard Institute for International Development.An alumna of Smith College, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the University of California Davis, Martin Luther King Jr School of Law, Ms. Young has pursued a career of international public service in humanitarian relief, international development, and human rights.

Gwen Young

The Importance of  Women In Global Trade 

Global trade is part of the fabric of our everyday business life and plays a major role in economic growth. International trade organizations grow faster, pay higher salaries, and provide

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Global trade is part of the fabric of our everyday business life and plays a major role in economic growth. International trade organizations grow faster, pay higher salaries, and provide

CEO Announcement

WBC Announces Appointment of Gwen K. Young as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Women Business Collaborative (WBC) announces their unanimous selection of current Chief Operating Officer Gwen K. Young to serve as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Young succeeds Edie Fraser, who will transition to Chair of the Board and will remain active in WBC. Both will assume their new roles on March 13, 2023, at the annual board meeting.

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The Board of Directors of Women Business Collaborative (WBC) announces their unanimous selection of current Chief Operating Officer Gwen K. Young to serve as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Young succeeds Edie Fraser, who will transition to Chair of the Board and will remain active in WBC. Both will assume their new roles on March 13, 2023, at the annual board meeting.

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Gains in Gender and Diverse Leadership – Embracing 2021

WBC leadership reflects on the collaborative strides and accomplishments made in our movement in 2020, and the work that needs to be done entering 2021 and beyond.

 

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WBC leadership reflects on the collaborative strides and accomplishments made in our movement in 2020, and the work that needs to be done entering 2021 and beyond.

 

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