Charmain Bogue (she/her) was appointed as the Executive Director for Women's Campaign International (WCI) in January 2022, a global nonprofit that works to increase and support women and girls to lead in politics, peacebuilding, and advocacy. WCI serves communities and works with women and girls in 45 countries worldwide.
Prior to her current appointment, Ms. Bogue served in various roles in federal service for 15 years. In her last appointment, she served as the Executive Director of Education Service for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Ms. Bogue was charged with providing strategic direction to over 2,000 education employees across the nation. She was responsible for providing oversight to ensure efficient field operations and administration of five education benefit programs and retaining accountability for a $200MM annual budget. These collective efforts ensured the successful execution of nearly $12BN in education benefit payments to nearly one million GI Bill beneficiaries each year. She also served on the National Science and Technology Council Federal Coordination in STEM Education Committee to expand investments in STEM education programs across federal agencies. She also supported the White House Gender Policy Council to develop domestic and foreign policies, programs, and communication strategies to ensure federal agencies advance gender equity and equality.
Ms. Bogue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Morgan State University and a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hofstra University. Also, she earned professional certifications at Harvard Kennedy School, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.
Ms. Bogue was awarded the Bill Pearson Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021, Service to the Citizens Public Service Award in 2020, and Service to Citizens HillVets 100 in 2019.
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