Staff

Our team may be small, but our reach is big. The Girl Up staff is innovative, experienced and passionate. We are deeply committed to working toward a world where all girls are empowered – and having fun while doing it.

Want to join our (totally awesome) team? Check out job openings on the United Nations Foundation careers page.

Melissa Kilby

Co-Executive Director

@melissagirlup

As one half of the “dynamic duo” Melissa leads Girl Up, helping to empower a generation of young women leaders who promote and defend gender equality around the world.

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Anna Blue

Co-Executive Director

@msannablue

As one half of the “dynamic duo” Anna leads Girl Up, helping to empower a generation of young women leaders who promote and defend gender equality around the world.

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Julie Willig

Senior Director

@juliewillig

Julie oversees Girl Up’s leadership programs and global impact through our fundraising and advocacy initiatives.

Bernadette Francis

Senior Development Associate

Bernadette supports our fundraising efforts, raising vital funds, providing strategic guidance and working in partnership with our supporters to make our mission possible.