WomLEAD Magazine Spread Mockup Gwen Young

At Women Business Collaborative, diversity and gender equality are not just buzzwords but the fundamental drivers of progress and everything we do as an organization. To that end, we are pleased to share an article in WomLead Magazine featuring our CEO, Gwen K. Young in which she discusses how we are disrupting biases and accelerating change.

WomLead Magazine is the print/digital magazine division of WomELLE, a woman-owned company that brings women together from across the globe to share ideas and provide guidance to help us all achieve our collective and individual goals.

Over the past three years alone, women-owned businesses globally have witnessed remarkable growth, soaring by an impressive 34%. This success highlights the immense talent and potential of women leaders across industries. One such inspirational leader is Gwen K. Young, a powerhouse in international affairs, humanitarian relief, and women’s empowerment. As the CEO of Women Business Collaborative (WBC), a Visiting Scholar at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, and former Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center, Gwen’s achievements and contributions to society are remarkable. 

Throughout her illustrious career, Gwen has tirelessly championed economic development, good governance, and peace across the globe. Her expertise lies in developing strategy, programming, and advocacy in various critical areas such as humanitarian policy, international affairs, and international development. She has been instrumental in fostering public-private partnerships that focus on crucial issues like public health, agriculture, gender equality, and access to finance. 

Gwen’s dedication to the cause of women’s rights is evident in her work as an attorney, where she has served as a professional advocate for women and human rights in corporate law settings, notably with the ICTY and the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. Her influence has reached far and wide, having worked with prestigious organizations such as Medecins Sans Frontieres, the 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 School of Law, Gwen embodies the true essence of international public service. Her career has been a commitment to humanitarian relief, international development, and human rights, with a steadfast focus on gender equality and equity. 

For the full article, click here.

Gwen also sat down for an interview with the Founder of WomELLE,  Naghilia (Nadege) Desravines. Be sure to check out their conversation as well, which can be found here.