Marilyn Edmunds Bowser

VP, People Operations

Marilyn is the VP, People Operations and oversees the human resources, talent management and recruitment function at Vital Voices. She provides strategic thought leadership to the Executive team to support employee culture, and DEI initiatives at Vital Voices.

Prior to joining VV, Marilyn has vast experience in the Washington, DC charter school space most recently as the Director of Talent and Human Resources for DC Scholar Public Charter school in Ward 7 of Washington, DC. Marilyn has experience leading diversity recruitment, talent management, and human resources initiatives. Her passion lies in developing and implementing people programs to support equity and opportunity. Marilyn is a Founding Board member for Girls Global Academy an all-girls Public Charter school with an IB-service focus in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Paul’s College and a MS in Education from Johns Hopkins University. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her husband and three young children.

What was the last good book you read?  Caste, The Origins of our Discontent by Isabela Wilkerson