Jennifer Guzman

Senior Program Coordinator, Human Rights

Jennifer is a Program Coordinator for Human Rights. Her specialized region is Latin America and the Caribbean.

Favorite quote?

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Name three inspiring women you’ve met in your own life
My mom, Hillary Clinton, & Kah Walla.


What inspired you to work at Vital Voices, and what do you love about your job here?
During my second year of graduate studies at the Clinton School of Public Service, I received a fellowship to complete my Capstone project at Vital Voices. I remember being so inspired by the way Vital Voices aimed to create change, specifically by working with women leaders so they could essentially “pass on” their skills and knowledge to the rest of their communities. I was especially inspired by the strong network of women leaders and by the connections Vital Voices helped create between them.


What do you see as one of the greatest challenges facing women leaders?
Expectations. This can range from expectations on how they should lead, what they should look like, who they should work with, etc. I believe a woman leader will first be judged on what she should have done rather than on what she did.


What’s your Myers-Briggs? Is it accurate?
ENFP – and it’s VERY accurate!