Shea Garrison

Senior Program Manager, Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

Shea works as a Senior Program Manager for the VV GROW Fellowship, supporting the economic empowerment of women around the world.

Favorite Quote?

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson

Name three inspiring women you’ve met in your own life.
My Mother, My Grandmother, and a 4 Star Army General


List five things that people could ask you about
Female Economic Empowerment; GCC countries economic & social development; Research Methods; Fitness Training; My dog–the best dog in the world!


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?
VV recognizes that women’s economic agency is important not just for women themselves, but for their families, communities, and countries. VV Staff are really kind and helpful, and our coffee is pretty good, too!


What is your favorite place in D.C.?
My apartment


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


What makes a great leader?
Humility and Strength


What was the last great book you read?
The Bible–lots of answers to life’s questions….


What would be the title of your autobiography?
My husband say it’s “The Girl who Never Quits”


What do you see as one of the greatest challenges facing women leaders?
Being seen, being taken seriously


You’re hosting a small dinner and have seats for three famous people, who are they?
KC and the Sunshine Band