Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Walker began her television career under the mentorship of legendary journalist Linda Ellerbee at Nick News as a producer of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series. Walker went on to serve as the head of the Talent Department for Saturday Night Live, where she met her best friend, Amy Poehler. The pair decided to combine talents to create their shared vision of an organization encouraging and celebrating everyday girls experiencing adolescence. Walker has toured far and wide to promote the mission of Smart Girls. She has traveled as the journalism envoy for the U.S. State Department Bureau of Culture and Education’s mission to the Al Za’atari and Emirates Refugee Camps and visited remote primary-care clinics in Haiti and rural villages in Malawi. She has documented the status of women and girls around the world with global aid delegations. Meredith was a 2016 WIlliam J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer at the Clinton School for Public Service and served on a delegation to Haiti with CARE and Hope Through Healing Hands. Meredith’s appointments include the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders Advisory Council and the ONE Girls and Women Advisory Board.