As Founder and CEO of Just A Girl, Kirsten uses technology to foster mental health and women’s empowerment efforts globally. After 12 years leading corporate social responsibility and branding efforts with Fortune 500 companies, she left corporate and jumped into global relief and empowerment. This work has taken her to all corners of the world. From refugee camps to orphanages. Hurricane zones to public health crises. Along the way, she’s learned a lot about people, community and building a better world for everyone.
Armed with expertise and experience, Kirsten founded Just A Girl, where she’s building a global sisterhood of support and solutions for all 4+ billion women. Initiatives include Girl Talk Radio (on-demand radio and feminist podcasting syndicate), The Mental Health Barometer (The only ongoing study tracking the evolving mental health of people globally) and SIYA (an app-based personal mental health buddy).
Kirsten is a TEDx speaker, advocate for the UN Foundation’s Girl Up campaign and was a finalist in the 2018 Institute for Evolutionary Leadership’s Future Challenge. In addition to her formal education many moons ago, she holds certifications in Psychological First Aid and Therapeutic Art Coaching to best support psycho-social healing efforts.