Lauren Wollack

Vice President, Leadership and Global Activation

Lauren leads our work to provide tailored support to the most exceptional women in the Vital Voices network through leadership and capacity building programming, strategic advising, communications, partnership development and visibility opportunities. Lauren develops and oversees our network engagement strategy to connect the thousands of women in the Global Leadership Network and build a platform for global advocacy and awareness raising around critical issues affecting women and girls globally. She is also responsible for our Rising Voices initiative, leadership development programming for young women and girls, and our Leadership Model curriculum, working across the organization to implement leadership training in all programs. She has designed and implemented small programs to large-scale initiatives in Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South and Southeastern Asia, Latin America and Eurasia with women leaders across political, economic and human rights sectors.  Lauren has previous experience in political organizing, policy, communications and research.

Favorite quote?

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” – Toni Morrison

List five things that people could ask you about
Best dog parks in DC, Vital Voices Leadership Model, program design, what restaurants you can take a toddler in DC, being a DC native

 

Where is your favorite place you have traveled?
Cape Town, South Africa

 

What inspired you to work at Vital Voices, and what do you love about your job here?
I love that I get to work with women leaders who are making lasting change in their communities.

 

What’s your favorite place in DC?
Lincoln Park in Capitol Hill

 

What is the most unusual thing you keep at your desk?
A ceramic box that looks like a doughnut (that I painted).