Kym Ward Gaffney
Vice President of Leadership and Inclusion
Kym Ward Gaffney joined Avenues in 2019, bringing over 20 years of coaching and consulting experience, as well as a passion for supporting underrepresented groups in professional contexts. Kym started at Avenues as global director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) before becoming vice president of leadership, learning and inclusion in 2021. In her role, Kym is partnering with campus leadership teams on a multi-year strategy for DEI and is developing programming to promote DEI at Avenues. Before joining Avenues, Kym spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading the company’s coaching strategy. In that role, she created a curriculum to help leaders "coach across differences" and developed a team that served clients around the world, resulting in a meaningful increase of women and people of color admitted into U.S. and global partnership.
Kym sits on the board of MESA (Math Engineering Science Academy) High School and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership. She holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Howard University and an MBA double major in international business and marketing from NYU Stern Graduate School of Business.