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Kate Byrne

Kate profileKate Byrne
Executive Assistant

“Equality should be the norm, not the exception. Amplifying the voices of girls and young women is imperative for shaping the discourse on equity, power, and potential.”

Where Kate got her girl power: Kate tapped into her girl power at Carleton College where she majored in Sociology and Anthropology. Her liberal arts education fueled and informed her passion for social justice issues and gender equity. Kate’s senior thesis paper examined the multidirectional flow of transnational feminist ideas and the manifestations and implications of divergent interpretations of female empowerment in NGO literature in post-conflict Rwanda.

How Kate has been staging the revolution: Kate began her gender empowerment work in Arusha, Tanzania where she supported a legal aid program operating to protect widows’ property rights. After graduating from college, Kate spent time in Busia, Uganda and worked with the Ugandan Women’s Organization to create and facilitate their pilot Established Women program offering small business management skills to local women demonstrating entrepreneurial ambition. Upon returning to the states, Kate continued to pursue her dedication to service and made a commitment to engage youth through education and community service as an Americorps Promise Fellow at Arcadia Charter School in Northfield, Minnesota. She returned to her native New York to work with Girl Be Heard, eager to combine her passions for gender equality and youth empowerment.

When Kate isn’t staging the revolution you can find her at various sporting events, watching cute animal videos online, or experimenting with new recipes with varying measures of success.

Hear more from Kate by emailing kate@girlbeheard.org.