Three lessons on what leaders need today to fight inequality

Adria D. Goodson, Director, Global Fellowship Program

19 OCTOBER 2021

The pandemic has created a moment of rupture and has created possibilities for leaders to disrupt existing power structures and envision an equitable future.

Adriana Barbosa, Ford Global Fellow

In the early months of 2020, we were getting ready to launch a new Ford Global Fellowship, a 10-year, $50-million investment to support leaders to shift structures and systems of inequality over time. The fellowship built on Ford’s long history of investing in individuals. The Global Fellowship was designed to allow fellows to travel the globe together, learning about how they each challenge and change systems that perpetuate inequality. By co-creating this community of practice, inclusive of fellows and Ford, we believe we have the potential to identify cracks in those systems and then, together, we can pry open those cracks and catalyze change and opportunity.

But then the pandemic arrived, just as we were preparing to convene the inaugural cohort…

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Ford Foundation is a partner of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality.


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