She was recognized as Time Magazine 2019: Top Eight Young Reformers Across the Globe Shaping the World and 2019-Top Seven-African Women Breaking Barriers in Peacebuilding in Africa. She’s the Founder & Executive Director (2008-Present) of a non-profit, youth-led peacebuilding organization; Messengers of Peace- Liberia Inc (MOP-Liberia Inc), managing over 1500 Young Volunteer Peace Messengers.
Her non-profit; Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc. (MOP) became the first recipient of H. E. President George Manneh Weah National Peace Prize Award 2018 in celebration of the 15 years of unbroken peace in Liberia since the Accra Peace Accord 18th August. Gwendolyn delivered the first ever-official address to the UN Peacebuilding Commission on behalf of the United Network of Young Peace builders (UNOY) on youth as equal partners in peace and security issues, New York on 23rd Nov, 2015 advocating for scr#2250 on Youth, Peace and Security adopted Dec 9, 2015 by the UN Security Council.
She was recognised as one of six worthy Africa Young Achievers in quarterly magazine; Africa Renewal published by the UN Department of Public Information, New York, April- July 2018; and in Top 10 Young African Change Makers by Youth Hub Africa, in celebration of International Youth Day 2018.
Gwen was elected as a member of the Global Shapers Community Advisory Council on Governance & Accountability: World Economic Forum-Geneva, Switzerland and nominated as Expert in Human Rights by the World Economic Forum joining more than 5,000 world leading experts engaged by the Forum to help shape the global agenda.
A global peace leader, she has over ten years of experience working in Peace and non- violence education among in and out-of-school youth. She was recently selected and featured as the overall winner of the President’s Awards, 2020 addition to City, University of London gallery of Extraordinary Women achieving the extraordinary since 1894.
She’s a Certified Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development Young Mediator and recently appointed as the youngest board member to the Board of Directors of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) based in the United States of America and Board of Trustees of a UK based non-profit; Coalition Peace.
She is a Youth and Peace Columnist with the Liberian Daily Observer Newspaper, tertiary education in Biology & Chemistry from the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Stella Maris Polytechnic University in Liberia and postgraduate certificates in Peacebuilding & Leadership from the Eastern Mennonite University, VA, USA & 2015/2016 Fellow of the Center for Women, Faith and Leadership (CWL) at the Institute for Global Engagement in collaboration with Pepperdine University–USA; MA International Politics and Human Rights (2019) from City, University of London (Chevening Scholar), United Kingdom and graduand (2021) for MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding from University of Winchester, United Kingdom. A dear Soul Sister enabling peace and prosperity for All.