Anna Blue is the Co-Executive Director of Girl Up, a leadership development organization that mobilizes and trains influential teen girl leaders through community organizing, advocacy and global networking, creating an powerful generation of changemakers. Founded by the UN Foundation in 2010, Girl Up has trained more than 45,000 girls from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries worldwide.
Anna is an innovative leader in program and policy development, with two decades of experience implementing education and activism-based programs. Prior to Girl Up, Anna managed fundraising and communications campaigns for nonprofits, served as a multi-state organizer during the 2008 presidential election, worked in the U.S. Senate and led advocacy efforts in the private sector. A committed advocate for global gender equality, Anna proudly serves on the board of directors of Elizabeth Seton High School and Girls Health Ed.
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