Genevieve Whitaker has been selected as one of 15 candidates from across the U.S. to attend Yahoo!’s upcoming summit on women’s leadership, business, human rights and technology on May 18 in Washington, D.C. Aptly titled “Change Your World DC,” the summit will bring together a diverse cross-section of women leaders from around the United States. It will focus on how women are using technology, the Internet and social media to create positive change in the world, with an emphasis on governance, policy and media, technology for development and using social media to address women's health and reproductive policy.
“As a Millennial, I am inspired to continue to use technology to create social change within my community, a community grappling with the systemic ills of a rising unemployed population, energy and waste crisis, and a high rate of crime and juvenile delinquency,” said Whitaker.
Whitaker received her law degree from Stetson University College of Law, a Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, an undergraduate degree in Government and World Affairs from The University of Tampa and is currently a graduate student of political management at The George Washington University. She is a communications specialist with AARP Virgin Islands (Associate State Director of Communications), an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of the Virgin Islands and CEO of The Whitaker Consultant Group, a legal and political consultant firm.