Left: Meredith with her family. Right: Meredith in the middle of her older sister and younger brother. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Walker) We, the Walkers, are a tough crowd. Thanks… Read More
Meredith Walker began her television career under the tutelage of respected journalist Linda Ellerbee. While producing for Ellerbee’s Nick News on Nickelodeon, the show won the Peabody Award, as well as several Emmys. Meredith traveled to all 50 states to interview kids who had interesting stories to tell; this would become the foundation for her deepening interest in the lives of young people. Next, she served as head of the Talent Department at the iconic Saturday Night Live, where she met her best friend, Amy Poehler.
Now living in Austin, Texas, Meredith devotes her time and talent to what has become her passion: directing the organization she co-created with Amy Poehler, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, an online community for young girls and the young at heart. Smart Girls encourages women in volunteerism, activism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through doing what one loves; Meredith delivers the Smart Girls’ message by leading live workshops and camps, and by producing online materials, including the Smart Girls online curriculum and the ABCs of Smart Girls. Meredith also offers her time as a mentor at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and she is honored to serve on the ONE Girls and Women Advisory Board. She has also served as a member of the Austin, Texas Community Court Advisory Committee, currently sits on the board of channelAustin and was recently appointed to the Circle of Health International board.