Ketayoun Darvich-Kodjouri, a Principal at Springboard Partners, has a 20-year track record of crafting communication and advocacy campaigns for the public good. She has advised non-profits, foundations and governments everywhere from Abuja to Albuquerque on how to build support for social change.
Whether it’s devising a media strategy for D.C. advocates seeking to reform special education laws or leading a communication training for Kenyan women trying to reshape national AIDS policies, Ketayoun tackles each communication challenge guided by a simple set of questions: What are you trying to do? Who do you need to convince? Who or what would convince them? And what is standing in your way? These simple questions, coupled with some tactical know how, can lead to impressive results.
In addition to her consulting background, Ketayoun has worked as an in-house communications director for organizations including the Children’s Law Center and the former global women’s development organization CEDPA, and spent a short stint writing for the Albuquerque Journal. She’s been a passionate advocate around issues of domestic violence and sexual assault for many years, working and volunteering with numerous programs across the United States.
Ketayoun previously served as faculty in the MEV program. Currently, she is on the board of the Guttmacher Institute, which uses evidence-based research to advance sexual and reproductive rights for all. She lives in the Washington, D.C. and holds a B.A. in political science from Indiana University, Bloomington.