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Jamira Burley

2017 Fellow

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United States

Recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change, Jamira Burley is the essence of perseverance. Jamira’s ardor for personal and social advancement is undeniable; she leads with marked expertise on youth engagement, education reform, global citizenship, corporate social responsibility, gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. As the first of 16 children to graduate from high school and pursue higher education, Jamira is a Temple University graduate, with a BA in International Business, Legal Studies.

Professionally, Jamira has worked at every level of engagement from the city to international, proving unique insight into how to engage impacted communities and create opportunities for shared leadership. So far, Jamira has trained and spoken to diverse audiences in more than 15 countries. She continues to make it her mission to employ her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others. Jamira is a human rights defender, social good strategist, and the Founder of GenYNOT.

Jamira participated in the 2018 HERlead Leadership Forum in New York, and was selected as a 2018 Global Leadership Awards Honoree, a 2018 VV100 member, and a 2017 VVLead Fellow. Learn more about her story from her Global Leadership Awards Film.