Bob Bland was a National Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington and Co-President of Women’s March National . A first time activist and organizer, she is proud mother to 2 young daughters, one of whom was born just 9 days into the planning of the March. On January 21st, 2017, The Women's March on Washington became the largest mass mobilization in U.S. history, with over 5 million marching worldwide
For her work on the Women’s March, Bob is the recipient of numerous awards including Forbe’s 50 World's Greatest Leaders, Time 100's Most Influential People and Glamour Women of The Year.
Now Bland serves as Co-President and a Board Member of Women's March Inc., a 501(c)4 nonprofit social and political advocacy organization, whose mission is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March continues as a movement of nonviolent resistance, committed to dismantling systems of oppression and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.
A fashion entrepreneur, international speaker + advocate for domestic manufacturing, ethical supply chains and design entrepreneurship education, Ms. Bland has presented her previous social enterprise, Manufacture New York, as a case study at The United Nations and in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Seoul, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Washington D.C. and NYC. She has also been featured in two books, Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present & Future (2015), We Own the City (2014); the film “Making It In America: Empowering Global Fashion;” and numerous TV interviews including CNBC & CBS Evening News.