Carol-Ann Gleason is a communications, media, and gender specialist with diverse experience across humanitarian, development, peace building, and private sectors with expertise on African affairs, human rights, and global policy. For more than 12 years, she has served in designing and developing humanitarian-driven programs, cross-sector social impact initiatives, girls-centered programming, and innovative communications strategies that guide, inform, and mobilize transformative, empowered, and meaningful social impacts in Africa and beyond. From governments to NGOs to corporations and philanthropists, within donor and policy-circles, she has assisted both domestically and internationally in creating robust strategic partnerships, leveraging social investments, stealth programming, media strategy and documentation in creating value and maximizing potential. She is also the publisher of a still developing InterView series, that aims to contextualized purpose, design and process in deepening dialogues on our common humanity.
Carol-Ann holds a B.A. in Democracy and Cultural Pluralism from The New School in New York City and a Masters of Global Media and Post-national Communications from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.