Gwen K. Young

Director, The Women in Public Service Project
Gwen K. Young

Connect with Gwen K. Young

Gwen K. Young's Story

Gwen K. Young is the Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center. Ms. Young brings to her position over 20 years of experience in international public service.

As a public policy professional, Ms. Young has advocated for and published on the role girls and women play in political, social and economic development. She has trained women in advocacy skills, how to build a network, and management skills. Ms. Young has also worked “on the ground” with private sector and public service actors on issues of women’s entrepreneurship including tools to ensure access to finance.

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. She also provided humanitarian law and advocacy training and developed guidelines to deal with sexual and gender based violence and exploitation in conflict ridden zones.

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 and the University of California Davis, Martin Luther King Jr School of Law, Ms. Young has pursued a career in humanitarian relief, international development, and human rights.

More from Gwen K. Young

(Source: Samantha Rick via Twitter ) On March 24, Director Gwen K. Young joined the Women in Global Health group and United Nations Foundation in
This article originally appeared on Apolitical. Much like 1992, 2018 has been hailed as the “Year of the Woman”. Momentum is strong: in the United
On February 20, 2018, The Women in Public Service Project hosted Lisa Witter, CEO and Co-Founder of Apolitical, for a Facebook Live discussion on the