Jody Myrum

Grounded in social work and a deep commitment to racial, gender and youth justice, Jody is an activist, strategist, researcher, and writer. She has over 20 years of experience working across regions, movements and sectors to advance social justice and human rights. Jody is currently working as an independent consultant on several strategy, research and creative projects. Prior to consulting, she spent 10 years leading the largest global grantmaking initiative focused on advancing the safety and dignity of adolescent girls at the NoVo Foundation.

Before entering philanthropy, she worked in a number of capacities to end violence against girls and women across multiple organizations and contexts globally, with roles ranging from working directly with girls who are survivors of sexual violence and the criminal justice system, to building community and girl centered strategies to end violence against girls and women, to organizing girl-centered social justice oriented convenings. Jody holds a B.S. from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on adolescence and a M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University. She serves as the Board Chair of the Girls First Fund and was a founding Board Member of Purposeful.