Solange Knowles will be honored as NYU Global Trailblazer for creative and artistic excellence on International Women’s Day.
The NYU Women Lead: A Global Leadership Accelerator celebrates and amplifies the prolific work of global women trailblazers—past and present—while centering intersectional gender equity and innovative leadership.
Solange Knowles has used her artistic and creative strategies to create philanthropical passages through music and movement.
Her digital platform Saint Heron, launched in 2013, as a multidisciplinary platform, studio and creative agency, focusing on sharing the stories of minority communities’ key voices. It will also make space for groundbreaking conversations, while serving as a home for conceptual art, architecture, design, fashion and literature.
“Saint Heron’s vision to build and structure new worlds that connect and strengthen our identities through expression, is the foundation of its work,” Knowles said exclusively to ESSENCE. “We are intentional about how we empower authenticity, and that begins from our center. I am so honored to have this incredible team of women by my side, and in leadership through their dedication to creating this legacy that will persist through time.”
As accomplished as she is, Solange Knowles has also remained humble and has never forgotten where she comes from. In February 2020, Solange Knowles decided to spread her reward to her hometown. Solange was awarded as the inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artist Creating Social Impact. She was awarded a $100,000 prize in which she has donated to Houston’s Project Row Houses.
Harvard Foundation has named Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and visual artist Solange Knowles as its artist of the year. She was also named as Glamour magazine’s women of 2017 and received the Billboard Impact Award, has used her public platform to advocate for justice and fair representation, promoting constructive and empowering political messages.
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