Kirsty Burow


Kirsty joins Women’s Funding Network after serving as conference director for their 30th annual conference: “Paths to Equity.” In this role, she had the opportunity to meet and work with many of WFN’s members—further igniting her commitment to advancing women and girls’ human rights. Prior to this, Kirsty worked as a Program Officer (cross-regional) at Global Fund for Women—an international women and girls’ human rights organization—working as content lead for international conferences, including Women Deliver and It’s Time, and managing various regional convening and communication projects. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Theatre and Journalism from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and a Master of Arts in Writing, Editing, and Publishing from the University of Queensland, Australia. A passionate feminist and long-time advocate for social justice and gender equality—for empowered women and girls—she is determined to see gender equality in her lifetime. With over eight years’ experience as a content strategist, Kirsty has produced engaging content and cross-platform products for book publishers, media organizations, cultural institutions, and nonprofits—storytelling is her jam. Recently, she managed digital publishing and global communications projects for Penguin Random House, New York. In all her roles, Kirsty draws on her diverse editorial experience, having worked as an editor for organizations including the Exploratorium, San Francisco; Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Australia; and University of Queensland Press, Australia.