Who's Who Humanitarian

Youlanda Gibbons

Title: Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Company: Partnership for Inclusion Leadership

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States




  • American Association of University Women
  • American Sociological Association
  • Boston University
  • Harvard University
  • Institute for Federal Leadership (founder)
  • John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • Life Skills for Soldiers (board member)
  • Mercer University
  • Partnership for Inclusion Leadership
  • The Association of Black Sociologists
  • The Wilson Foundation for the Performing Arts and Sciences
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024, 2023)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2024, 2023)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2024, 2023)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2023)
  • Recipient, Achievement in Thought Leadership Bronze Award (2022)
  • Recipient, Black Leadership Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal (2022)
  • Recipient, Women of the Year in Government Bronze Award (2022)
  • Recipient, Women Worth Watching Leadership Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal (2022)
  • Recipient, Power the Future Award, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion (2021)
  • Author, “Servant Leadership and Obedience to a Higher Power: Vulnerability and Accountability for Moral Leaders” (2019)
  • Author, “The Role of Collective Identity in Value-Based Leadership” (2019)
  • Author, “The Business of Diversity: A View from the Corporate Suite” (2011)
  • Honoree, Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Georgetown University (2009)
  • Honoree, Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2003)
  • Recipient, Congressional Fellowship, Women’s Education Research Institute (2003)
  • Recipient, Minority Fellows Award, American Sociological Association (2002)
  • Recipient, Fellowship Award, Nellie Mae Foundation (2001)
  • Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Nominee, Award, Washington Business Journal

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