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Kathy Lynch

Director of Global Partnerships

Kathy comes to FSG with more than 20 years of experience in industry partnerships, university-based research, cross-cultural project management, training and development, and fundraising. Her professional experience has been largely spent in academia building and sustaining truly effective multi-sector partnerships with lasting impact on the development of corporate policy, curriculum, research, and public policy. As Director of Global Partnerships for the Shared Value Initiative (SVI), a multi-stakeholder effort that aims to drive adoption and improve implementation of shared value strategies amongst leading companies, civil society, and government organizations, Kathy is responsible for building and nurturing global partnerships that support FSG’s Shared Value Initiative and broader shared value strategy.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Kathy was the Director of Corporate Relations at Boston University where she worked to develop and maintain strong strategic partnerships between the university and corporations, built around shared interests in creating new knowledge, educating students, and solving major societal challenges. Previously at Boston College’s Center for Work & Family, she led the Work & Family Roundtable and authored numerous papers and articles including Forgotten Families: The Move to Provide Paid Leave to Adoptive Families, Exceptional Caregiving, and Standards of Excellence in Work/Life Integration. At the Boston College Center on Aging & Work, Kathy was a lead member of the Generations of Talent Project Team. There she successfully managed the recruitment and onboarding of seven multinational companies resulting in data collection from more than 11,000 individuals in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe. Kathy has also developed curriculum for the Prism of Age Workshop series, the Work/Life Certificate Program, and most recently the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers Mastery Series.

Education

  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, BSMarketing
  • Bentley University, MBA

Affiliations

  • Boston Club, Board Member and Co-chair of the Non Profit Board Committee

On working at FSG

“I do not believe that we can solve the world’s most pressing challenges through the traditional understanding of philanthropy alone. Throughout my career, I have seen that true change comes at the intersection of public private partnership and is fueled by innovation. At FSG, I am truly honored to be part of the Shared Value Initiative and their sustained effort to reimagine social change through knowledge sharing, evidence-based research, and collaborative learning.”