Dean Sherry Glied and NYU Wagner Alumni Named NY's Most Influential Women in Public Service Leadership

NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied was named one of City & State’s 2022 Power Women 100, along with two Wagner alumnae, Jennifer Jones Austin (MPA 1997) and Farah Louis (MPA 2018). The Power Women 100 award acknowledges the invaluable contributions of women working in and around New York City and State politics and public service.

As Dean of NYU Wagner, Dean Glied guides graduate students in their paths to careers in public service. Through her students, who go on to work in a wide variety of specialties and sectors, Dean Glied touches numerous industries, promoting public service in the New York area and beyond.

In addition to her work shaping Wagner’s programs and community, Dean Glied is a renowned expert in health care policy. She has served under three sitting U.S. presidents to help design American healthcare policy. In 2021, she was awarded the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research and was named an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow the following year. Dean Glied also sits on the board of the New York State Economic Development Corporation.

Jennifer Jones Austin (MPA 1997) is the CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) and chairs the NYC Racial Justice Commission, which led the charge on three successful ballot initiatives seeking to promote racial justice in New York City. Prior to her work in the nonprofit sphere, Jones Austin held key roles in New York City and State government.

Farah Louis (MPA 2018) is currently serving her second term as New York City Council Member for the 45th District, which comprises the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, and Kensington. During her first term in office, Louis spearheaded crucial legislation designed to protect survivors of domestic violence; close the food insecurity gap; and expand access to healthcare, reproductive rights, education, and nonprofit services. She is the Co-Chair of the City Council’s Women’s Caucus and the Co-Chair of the Brooklyn Delegation.

Congratulations to all!