Gwendolyn Myers GC ’14 is featured among Time magazine’s “Top Eight Young Reformers Across the Globe Shaping the World.” The feature is part of the magazine’s coverage of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Myers is among several thousand global experts in human rights nominated to provide input to the forum’s agenda.
The other honorees, who range in age from 10 to 39, include:
- Basima Abdulrahman, an architect focusing on sustainability in Iraq;
- Emmanuel Jal, a musician and actor from South Sudan;
- Rizky Ashar Murdiono, a youth activist from Indonesia;
- Amelia Telford, a climate activist from Australia;
- Samaira Mehta, a coder and entrepreneur from the United States;
- Harry Myo Lin, a human rights activist from Myanmar; and
- Beatrice Fihn, a disarmament activist from Sweden.
Since graduating from CJP’s Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program with a graduate certificate in peacebuilding leadership, Myers has been recognized for her work in Liberia and on the global stage.
Myers is founder and executive director of Messengers of Peace-Liberia (MOP), which became the first recipient of H. E. President George Manneh Weah National Peace Prize Award in 2018. The award was created in celebration of 15 years of unbroken peace in Liberia.
She was recently appointed to the Executive Board of Trustees for Coalition Peace-UK in 2018. The UK-based non-governmental organization encourages collaboration between communities and NGOs to develop expert-driven research, and peace-building resources using technology.
In 2018, she was also recognized as one of six Africa’s Young Achievers by Africa Renewal magazine, published by the UN Department of Public Information and among the Top 10 young African change-makers by Youth Hub Africa.
In 2017, Myers was elected as a member of the Global Shapers Community Advisory Council on Governance and Accountability at the World Economic Forum-Geneva, Switzerland.
She visited EMU in December 2016 to present a capstone project she developed while participating in a two-year fellowship with the Center for Women, Faith and Leadership Program at the Institute for Global Engagement, Washington D.C., in collaboration with Pepperdine University.