Kristen McAvoy

Senior Program Coordinator, Leadership and Global Activation

Kristen is the Program Coordinator for the Innovation and Strategic Investments department at Vital Voices Global Partnership. In this role she coordinates the HERlead Vital Voices Initiative while also supporting other programs and projects on the Innovation and Strategic Investments team.

Favorite Quote?

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

What is the most unusual thing you keep at your desk?


What was the last great book you read?
Euphoria by Lily King. This work of fiction follows three anthropologists as they study native tribes in New Guinea. It is a wonderful tale that really transfers you to another world where you can see and feel the internal and external conflict that these three experience as it relates to their interactions with each other and with the tribes that they live with and study. The book is loosely based off of anthropologist Margaret Mead, and I recommend it for anyone who loves to travel and experience other places.


You’re hosting a small dinner and have seats for three famous people, who are they?
Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and Paul Rudd


What’s your Myers-Briggs? Is it accurate?
ENFJ – Yes, it absolutely accurate.