Shereen Tewfik

Program Manager, Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship

Shereen manages the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership, a mentorship program that pairs international women leaders with top American female executives —Fortune’s Most Powerful Women– and their teams who serve as mentors.

Favorite Quote?

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”.


Name three inspiring women you’ve met in your own life.
Raegan Moya-Jones, founder and CEO of aden + anais; Zoe Dean-Smith (my supervisor and mentor) and my grandmother


List five things that people could ask you about
Dance; traveling; Peace Corps; program management; New York City


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 was inspired to work at Vital Voices by its unique mission to invest in women who are improving the world. I love the ability to build programs from scratch, meet inspirational and innovative women leaders and see the impact of our work ripple throughout the world.


What is your favorite place in D.C.?
The National Mall


What is the most unusual thing you keep at your desk?
A photo of David Beckham


What makes a great leader?
Having both a creative vision and ability to implement it; knows what they don’t know; inspires and takes care of their team; and is transparent and consistent


What was the last great book you read?
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein. I learned how to manifest my desires, release toxic thought patterns and trust the universe to guide me down the path I am destined to follow.


What would be the title of your autobiography?
Do Now, Think Later


What’s your Myers-Briggs? Is it accurate?
ENFJ “The Protagonist”. Right on the money.