Melissa Kilby

Teenage Girls Will Change The World: 5 Ways They Are Leading the Way

Melissa Kilby is a Quincy-native who now lives in Washington, DC. She serves as Co-Executive Director of Girl Up, a global leadership development initiative that inspires, convenes, trains, and connects girls globally and helps to position them as leaders and changemakers an initiative founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010. Since joining in September 2011, Melissa has helped Girl Up raise over $15 million dollars to support a robust girl’s leadership program and the crucial work of Girl Up’s United Nations partners. 

Previously, Melissa served as a National Director for OP3, where she helped to manage the nine-city multi-day fundraising walk series benefiting the Avon Foundation for Women, which raised an average of $45 million each season.  Melissa holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication from University of Missouri – Columbia. Melissa has appeared on MSNBC, written articles for Huffington Post and Harvard International Review and been quoted in many national press outlets.