Anna Blue is Co-Executive Director at Girl Up, a global organization dedicated to helping young women recognize their power to generate positive social change. Founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, Girl Up advocates for the advancement of girls in developing countries by providing leadership development training and resources for young women to go on to make a positive difference in their communities.
With over a decade of experience implementing education-and-activism-based initiatives, Anna’s knack for program and campaign development, fundraising, and communications has taken Girl Up from a startup campaign to a sustainable global organization that is creating tangible change for girls.
Anna first discovered her passion for youth empowerment as a community organizer working to increase youth voting rates in three swing states during the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. She went on to build her career leading policy and advocacy initiatives in various sectors, including a successful multimillion-dollar endowment-building and communications campaign for the Washington Jesuit Academy, a nonprofit scholarship-based middle school for underserved boys in Washington, D.C.
In addition to her work at Girl Up, Anna applies her advocacy and leadership skills serving on the Board of Directors for two organizations dedicated to empowering young women, Girls Health Ed and Teen FemiList.
Tune in to hear Anna’s story in her own words on episode #70 of the Mind of a Mentor podcast!
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