Gwendolyn Myers GC ’14 has been appointed Global Chairperson for Youth Empowerment for the G100, a club of 100 top women leaders. Myers is founder and executive director of Messengers of Peace-Liberia, which became the first recipient of H. E. President George Manneh Weah National Peace Prize Award in 2018.
Since earning a graduate certificate in peacebuilding leadership through the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, Myers has been recognized for her work in Liberia and on the global stage. In 2019, she was named among TIME magazine’s “Top Eight Young Reformers Shaping the World,” in part for her representation and contributions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
“The pathway for inclusivity and empowerment of youth provides the opportunity for connecting, practical collaboration, and sustaining change tangibly,” Myers said in a press release.
G100 is under the auspices of the sisterhood platform, All Ladies League, with 1,000+ chapters/circles of sisterhood worldwide, and a collective strength of 250,000 women connected across platforms that also include the global conference platform, Women Economic Forum (WEF); the e-Commerce platform, SHEconomy; and the policies platform, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI).
G100 includes Nobel Laureates, former heads of state, ministers, businesswomen, philanthropists, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders.
Myers celebrated the opportunity “to advocate for peace, gender equality, and prosperity of women and … to share platform, sisterhood and be mentored” by fellow women leaders. Amon those leaders are founder Harbeen Arora, former president of Ecuador Rosalía Arteaga Serrano, Nobel Peace Laureate Ouided Bouchamaoui, former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia Violeta Bulc, and EU Commissioner for Transport Bodil Valero, also a former member, Swedish Parliament, and European Parliament.
she last 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.