Marrayam Khera

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Economic Empowement & Entrepreneurship

Marrayam Khera is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the Economic Empowerment team. She oversees the data collection, management and analysis across the program cycle for the VV GROW Fellowship to improve program delivery and implementation.

Favorite Quote?

“…Things are never as complicated as they seem. It is only our arrogance that prompts us to find unnecessarily complicated answers to simple problems.” – Muhammad Yunus

Name three inspiring women you’ve met in your own life.
My Mother, Allison Schwartz, and Sharon Phelan


List five things that people could ask you about
My American-Pakistani Muslim identity, women’s empowerment, theatre, my baby brother, and and my backpacking adventures.


Where is your favorite place you have traveled?


What inspired you to work at Vital Voices, and what do you love about your job here?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the guidance and support of my mentors and that’s what inspires me to work at Vital Voices every day: the desire to connect women to one another to support their bold visions and see them come to fruition.


What is the most unusual thing you keep at your desk?
A copy of “A Little History of the World”