Gloria graduated from the London
School of Economics with double Honors in Economics and Sociology. She was an
independent consultant, focusing on sustainable development and population
issues including wealth distribution, health, education, and aging. She was the
World Bank’s first advisor on Women in Development, a post created for her in
1977 to promote an understanding of key gender-related issues and develop ways
to address them in operational work, resulting in a more favorable climate for
improving women's options in development. Prior to that she worked as a Senior
Advisor in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations.
In 1985, she was honored by the Association for Women in Development for
outstanding contributions to the Integration of Women in Development. Except for
her work with the Ministry of Development in the Jamaican Government soon after
her graduation from the London School of Economics, Gloria’s appointments were
all to new positions of which she was the first incumbent.
from the World Bank, Gloria studied and taught Yoga and the Healing Arts. She
was much revered and loved by all her students.
Gloria is survived by her
three children, Mark, Michele, and Madeleine, and five grandchildren.
gathering and visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26,
2018 at Miller Funeral Home. 3200 Golansky Boulevard, Woodbridge, Virginia
22192. Following the service, the family invites you to join them for a time of
reception at their home.