DIH GLA 2022 Commencement Ceremony



Commencement Ceremony

Cohort 2, 2022 – Washington, D.C. – U.S.A.

The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute is proud to say that The Dorothy I. Height Global Leadership Academy is the signature Leadership Development Program for early-career women interested in global policy work.

The Dorothy I. Height Global Leadership Academy (DIHGLA) presented 17 new Black leaders with their graduation certificates during the second cohort. The commencement was held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. Our graduates offer diverse experiences and represent Haiti, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Bermuda, The Bahamas and the US, into the network of global leaders.

The class of 2022 has presented a few exceptional ideas in their final projects that will be considered for implementation in the organization. We have already heard of initiatives being implemented by graduates of our program one of which is the Reading Room Initiative in Belize which is another signature project of the IBWPPI. This is what the program at the DIHGLA aims to do – bring out the best in intergenerational women to impact their world.

Our guest speaker was Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., Director, Ronald W. Walters Leadership & Public Policy Center, Howard University, who made the afternoon simply magnificent and impactful, and the graduates were fired up and awakened to take their leadership journey. 

The program was held in a private setting followed by a luncheon at the popular Swahili Restaurant at the Consulate in Washington, D.C.

Visit the Dorothy I. Height Global Leadership Academy for more information.  Our next session starts in January 2023.

Read Testimonials from DIH GLA's Cohorts

“Going to Ghana has opened my eyes to a rich history, culture, and possibilities. I was honored to be invited to open at the Seat at the Table Forum at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). On the same day, I was equally honored to open for the Meet and Greet of ten of the Ashanti Queen Mothers. We went to the Birthing Clinic that we support, built by Director Dawn Sutherland in honor of her mother. We had the opportunity to impart into the lives of the Sunday Morning Girls, full of hope and awesome dreams of becoming…“Akwaaba, my heart is full and grateful.” “Medaase, thank you.”

The Seat at the table was nothing short of amazing!!! The love, respect, and admiration in the space was palpable. As the Ambassadors and other guests spoke, the sense of responsibility became greater. The sense of urgency became greater. Mostly, the sense of pride became greater! The only thing that could have made the event even more special, would have been to be there even longer. It was like family you never want to leave.

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