Shannon O’Malley (she/her/hers) is The Everyday Feminist Fellow at Global Fund for Women.
From working to prevent child sexual exploitation in Thailand with the Freedom Story to coordinating global, capacity-building workshops with The Girl Effect, Shannon’s career has been driven by the power of brand to create social change.
Prior to starting her own consulting practice, Shannon was a strategist at Perennial (formerly brew advisors) where she led a portfolio of work for the NoVo Foundation’s Ending Violence Against Girls and Women supporting their communications initiatives around commercial sexual exploitation. Most notably, she produced The Life Story, an online platform amplifying the voices of survivors of sexual exploitation and the realities of the US sex trade.
For the last 3 years, Shannon has been consulting at the intersection of storytelling and social justice. Her work includes: contributing to development and launch of the film Sell/Buy/Date; managing the civic engagement strategy for the 2022 midterm elections with Harness; partnering with Mercy Corps on strategic communications; and supporting the research and development for social-justice television series produced by Wise Entertainment.
A Bay-area native, Shannon attended the University of Arizona, where she played lacrosse and graduated with a degree in Communication before pursuing a Master’s in International Relations at Hult Business School in London. She is currently living in Brooklyn, New York.
Shannon is a mentor in the Women in International Affairs Network, Majority Leader for SuperMajority, and a volunteer troop leader with Girl Scout Troop 6000 designed specifically for girls in the New York shelter system. Cooking a new recipe, listening to music or taking a pilates class are things that fill her cup up.