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Equal Justice Works Appoints Fatima Goss Graves to its Board of Directors

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Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced that Fatima Goss Graves, president and chief executive officer of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has been named to the organization’s board of directors.

“Fatima is a forward-thinking anti-discrimination and women’s rights advocate with a proven track record of bringing systemic change to improve the lives of women and their families across the nation,” said David Stern, executive director at Equal Justice Works. “We are honored to have her join our board and we are grateful for the guidance and support she will provide in helping Equal Justice Works mobilize passionate public service leaders.”

For more than a decade, Fatima has served in numerous roles at NWLC. As president and chief executive officer, she guides NWLC as a leader of landmark legal, policy and culture changes that dramatically improve the lives of women and girls. Fatima is also a co-founder of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is housed and administered by NWLC, and which connects individuals experiencing sexual harassment or other forms of sex discrimination at work with legal and public relations assistance. Previously, Fatima served as NWLC’s senior vice president for program, leading the organization’s broad program agenda to advance progress and eliminate barriers in employment, education, health and reproductive rights, and lift women and families out of poverty. Prior to this role, Fatima led NWLC’s anti-discrimination initiatives, including work to promote equal pay, combat harassment and sexual assault at work and at school, and advance equal access to education programs.

“The National Women’s Law Center has a long history of hosting Equal Justice Works Fellows, and each has expanded our efforts to champion policies and laws that transform the lives of women and girls,” added Fatima. “I have seen firsthand the important legal help they bring to communities, and I am excited to join Equal Justice Works in supporting other lawyers who share a passion for equal justice and public service.”

Fatima began her career as a litigator at the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP after clerking for Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Fatima is a forward-thinking anti-discrimination and women’s rights advocate with a proven track record of bringing systemic change to improve the lives of women and their families across the nation. We are honored to have her join our board and we are grateful for the guidance and support she will provide to Equal Justice Works.

David Stern /
Executive Director, Equal Justice Works

A full list of Equal Justice Works Board of Directors can be found here.

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