Today, we’re putting the spotlight on Meghan Malik, Trafficking Response Coordinator here at the Women’s Fund of Omaha. joined the Women’s Fund in 2015, and is working to combat sex trafficking in Nebraska through the development of a comprehensive approach that includes research, victim services, and public awareness.
Meghan’s previous experience includes serving as the Children & Family Center Director at Nebraska Children’s Home Society, the Young Families Initiative Supervisor at Lutheran Family Services, and the Executive Director of the Nebraska CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association.
We sat with Meghan and asked her a few questions about her experience at the Women’s Fund, and what she likes to do when she’s outside of work.
What’s your favorite part of working for the Women’s Fund?
Working on issues that affect women and girls, and being able to advocate and have a large impact on those issues.
Describe the Women’s Fund in 3 words.
Breaking Glass Ceilings
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
As a mom of two little boys I love that Omaha provides a lot of rich and fun experiences for families while also maintaining that intimate feeling. The zoo is one of our favorite places! I also love getting to come to downtown Omaha to work in a creative space.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
Definitely spending time with my boys. I also love to cook, whether it’s baking or making meals I enjoy being in the kitchen. Vacations on the beach are my happiest place of all.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish within the next year?
I hope that we can invest in a network of services for survivors of sex trafficking. I would like to see those services fully functioning and accessible.
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had?
My very first job in the small town that I lived in was to deliver phonebooks. You would get paid based on how many books people took, so I would always ask if they needed another phonebook. My incredible mother would drive me all around town to do this.
What are you reading or listening to these days?
I am reading the “Outlander” series. I also listen to Serial podcasts.
As far as music, I listen to a lot of Kidz Bop. J
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Connie Britton. I feel like she always plays this amazingly strong person who when faced with a tough situation always does what is right, stands up for the right thing, and always shows kindness, love, and support to others.