Kristen McAvoy

Senior Program Manager, Leadership and Global Activation

As the Senior Program Manager for the Leadership and Global Activation department at Vital Voices Global Partnership, Kristen is responsible for Vital Voices’ signature young women and girls’ leadership training programs, called the “Rising Voices” initiatives, which include the HERlead Fellowship. In this role, she executes all programmatic events and trainings, manages the grant administration process for all grantees while providing individual support, maintains the networks of hundreds of Fellows, and guides the external communications for all Rising Voices initiatives with the goal of equipping all participants with the tools they need to become the next generation of leaders.

Prior to joining Vital Voices, Kristen was the Events and Volunteers Manager at Lung Cancer Alliance where she led and executed LCA’s portfolio of fundraising and awareness events across the United States. In this role, she was responsible for the identification, cultivation, and engagement of sponsors and donors while supporting the advancement of the lung cancer community through mobile, fundraising, and sponsorship platforms. Kristen received her B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Favorite Quote?

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare