Karabo Molyneaux-Molloy Representing AUCD and the US Virgin Islands at Today's White House Women's Summit

June 14, 2016

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is proud to bring Karabo Molyneaux-Molloy to Washington, DC, to participate in the United State of Women Summit and advocate with her member of Congress on behalf of people with disabilities in the US Virgin Islands and throughout the United States and territories.  

Mrs. Molloy was born in Botswana, Africa. She grew up in St. Croix and attended the St. Croix Educational Complex. With the assistance of the US Virgin Islands Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and academic scholarships, Mrs. Molloy graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor's degree in Public Accounting.  After graduating from Capital University Law School, she returned to St. Croix in 2014. She currently serves as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Harold Willocks. 

While in DC, Mrs. Molloy has visited the offices of United States Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, Eve Hill (Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the US Department of Justice), Aaron Bishop, MSSW (Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities at the Administration for Community Living). During these visits, Mrs. Molloy spoke about the situation for people with disabilities in the US Virgin Islands and her hopes to expand opportunities for this population.

Today she is attending the #StateofWomen Summit and participating in conversations around economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation, and leadership and civic engagement. Karabo will hear from speakers including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Anna Maria Chávez, Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes, and AUCD's Liz Weintraub.

"AUCD is excited to have dynamic leaders like Karabo Molyneaux-Molloy and Liz Weintraub in attendance at today's historic summit," said Andrew Imparato, AUCD's Executive Director. "Women with disabilities have a huge stake in every topic that will be discussed today, and the whole community will benefit from their participation."

Mrs. Molloy's visit to this historic event is supported by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities' DREAM Fund, created to bring people with disabilities and family leaders to Washington, DC for important events. AUCD believes that the world needs to hear the voices of grassroots leaders with disabilities and their family members. Their wisdom and advocacy will help advance issues that will make a difference for many. Mrs. Molloy is a strong disability advocate, using her experiences living with a disability and using her leadership to advocate for increased education and employment opportunities for all.

Learn more about the United State of Women Summit at www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/.

Watch the live stream of the Summit online at www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/livestream/. Follow the events on Twitter through @AUCDnews and #StateOfWomen.

Donate to AUCD's DREAM Fund at www.aucd.org/donate and help amplify the voices of grassroots leaders in the disability community.

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, located in Silver Spring, MD, is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. Learn more at www.aucd.org, and follow us on twitter at @aucdnews.