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Kimberly Churches

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
10:45am EDT

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"Close The Gaps Forever"

Kimberly Churches is the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women, a leading voice in advancing equity for women and girls through research, advocacy and education. In her first visit to Chautauqua, Churches will discuss gender equity through a past, present and future lens, and explore why barriers still exist, how intersectionality and inclusion is or is not at play, and what roles policymakers, employers, education and individuals can play in closing the gaps once and for all.

Prior to joining AAUW, Churches was the managing director of the Brookings Institution, an internationally recognized public policy think tank. She also served as associate vice chancellor at the University of Denver, a director of development at the University of North Florida, and a division director at the American Heart Association. She has extensive experience working collaboratively on education as well as on capacity building among grassroots groups and national and international nonprofits.

In addition to her work at AAUW, Churches is the current chair of the BUILD Metro DC board, which focuses on the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship for under-resourced communities, and the board treasurer of 1455, a new center for the literary arts in Virginia. She also serves as a director on the board of the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C., and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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