Courtney Adams is one of the Co-Founders and the Director of Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Academy, a Berlin-based non-profit organization dedicated to equipping and inspiring the next generation of globally-minded female leaders.
Prior to founding GGU, Courtney Co-founded and Directed The Youthbridge Initiative, an award-winning non-profit organization focused on peace building and civil engagement for youth in post-conflict areas. She also looks back on more than 15 years of experience in project and process management and market research for international European companies, and has taught young people in various educational settings in five countries.
Since 2015, Courtney has been at the helm of GGU, growing it from a pilot program serving 20 girls in Germany to an international network supporting girls from over 30 countries around the world at locations in Germany, India, and Malawi. Her work is characterized by a deep passion for cross-cultural understanding and an unwavering commitment to empowering young women.