Ridley Coate serves as Programs and Operations Manager with Global Rights for Women and is passionate about making the world safer for women and girls. Ridley is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a focus in Race, Class, Gender Relations. Her culminating senior paper exposed and addressed the high prevalence of violence against women in the media and its effects on viewers. As a part of her undergraduate studies, Ridley spent a semester in Siena, Italy, where she finished her studies with a final paper about the portrayal of women in the local news relating to Italian historical and cultural superstitions. After returning to Minneapolis, she began her time with Global Rights for Women as an intern in 2015. In addition to her work at Global Rights for Women, Ridley also serves as a city ambassador for Ladies Get Paid, a career development organization and community that helps women advocate for themselves at work through online + offline events and workshops.