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NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice—in the courts, in public policy, and in our society—working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us—especially women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. For nearly 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women.

History

History

The Center began in 1972, when secretaries at a public interest law firm made four demands: better pay for women, more women staff attorneys, work on women’s rights, and no serving coffee. And they succeeded.

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women standing against wall smiling Our Impact

Our Impact

The Center has been a leader in the landmark legal and public policy advances that have dramatically improved the lives of women and their families for 50 years.

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Leadership Advisory Committee

Leadership Advisory Committee

The Center’s Leadership Advisory Committee is a high-level group of talented leaders designed to provide the Center with advice and support on critical issues that affect women and their families.

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NWLC LEADERSHIP

NWLC LEADERSHIP

The Center has been a leader in the landmark legal and public policy advances that have dramatically improved the lives of women and their families for 50 years.

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Jane Sherburne speaking at the NWLC Gala BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Center’s Board of Directors provides essential leadership toward achieving the organization’s goals and mission of expanding opportunities and breaking down barriers for women.

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Staff picture in front of SCOTUS at rally STAFF

STAFF

Our experienced, committed staff identifies and addresses key issues that affect women and their families, from child care to education to reproductive rights and beyond.

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Jobs at NWLC

We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team — and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

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Contact

Questions about our work? You’re welcome to reach out to NWLC online or by phone or mail.

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Making a Difference for Women

The Center has an experienced, committed staff of over 100 who tackle the most important challenges facing women and their families. Through research, analysis, advocacy and public education, we win policy changes that improve the lives of women and families.

Because of the Center’s work, a woman in an office building or an Army tank has more protection against discrimination and more opportunity than ever before. A high school or college student has more chances to play sports and reap the benefits.  And a family has better access to affordable health coverage.