A longtime activist on gender-based violence issues and an accomplished researcher in the private and public sectors, Katie Feifer is a leading voice in national conversations about the coverage of sexual violence in our media.
Katie has better than four decades of experience as a researcher. A former Vice President at Leo Burnett Company, she works as an independent consultant on qualitative research, meeting facilitation, and strategic planning for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. She balances her private sector work with public service. For her work since 2003 as a Sexual Assault Response Team advocate, she has been recognized with an award from San Diego County SART.
Katie is a founding member who oversees all research initiatives at The Voices and Faces Project. She developed and supervises the ongoing Voices and Faces Project Survivor Survey for the project’s testimonial archive — the largest collection of detailed sexual violence survivor testimony in the world. Katie uses the archive to generate presentations that educate and inspire audiences ranging from advocates to high school students. Katie leads our CounterQuo initiative, which challenges legal and media responses to violence against women. She is also a founding Co-Chair of World Without Exploitation.
“I immediately saw the potential of The Voices and Faces Project to change how our society addresses the issue of gender-based violence,” says Katie. “And I wanted to use my voice as a survivor to educate people about the impact it has on so many lives.”