Karen Lowry Miller

Senior Vice President
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Karen Lowry Miller is a global communications leader who believes compelling narratives have the power to motivate people and achieve impact. Her focus is on helping partners identify goals, design strategies, and persuasively tell their stories to the right audiences.

Karen has created and executed thought leadership programs for the heads of NGOs, start-ups and academic institutes working for social good. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she served as a director on the communications leadership team, she led teams and collaborated with partners to advance complicated advocacy issues for a decade. Most notably, she ran a multi-year communications campaign promoting the value of global investment in vaccines for the poorest countries. She also counseled senior executives, including the CEO, and managed a $20 million portfolio to support media coverage of global health and development.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Karen was an award-winning international journalist based in Asia and Europe. She reported from more than two dozen countries for BusinessWeek and as bureau chief and European Economics Editor for Newsweek.

Karen holds postgraduate degrees in international affairs and journalism from Columbia University in New York.