Jenny Farrelly is a successful businesswoman who is dedicated to helping young people move up in the world. With a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Farrelly knows how far a good education can take a person.
Her education has taken her to KKR, the private equity giant led by co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts. Jenny Farrelly is a member of the Global Public Affairs team and key media contact for KKR. Her education was specialized for work in finance and corporate communications, and she has worked for other notable corporations like Edelman’s Corporate & Financial Communications practice, Citigroup, and Stifel Nicolas.
Jenny Farrelly’s résumé is enviable, but through her involvement in programs like the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) and Student Sponsor Partners (SSP), she has proven that she’s dedicated to helping others do the same.
YWLN first began in 1996, and since then has been praised by women like Oprah Winfrey and U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. YWLN helps young females break the cycle of poverty by providing a good education through two innovative programs: the Young Women’s Leadership Schools and the College Bound Initiative.
SSP is a program that works to lower dropout rates among New York City teens. It provides college preparatory education and partners at-risk students with sponsors and mentors. Through this partnership, teens are offered financial support, personal mentoring, and motivation to stay in school. SSP students graduate from high school at a rate of 85%, compared to the non-SSP rate of 61%.
Jenny Farrelly has volunteered with both YWLN and SSP throughout the years. She is also an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute, which is a professional organization for corporate officers and investor relations consultants.