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Board of Directors

Jane Sherburne

Board Chair

Principal, Sherburne PLLC  Jane Sherburne is Principal of Sherburne PLLC, a legal consulting firm providing strategic advice in crisis environments and in connection with regulatory policy developments. Over the past 14 years, Ms. Sherburne has served as General Counsel to financial institutions (BNY Mellon, Wachovia and Citi Global Consumer Group), managing large…

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Tonya Robinson

Board Vice Chair

General Counsel, Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance KPMG Tonya Robinson serves as Vice Chair and General Counsel–Legal, Regulatory and Compliance at KPMG LLP. As a member of the firm’s management committee, she oversees the Office of General Counsel, Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Government Affairs, and Firmwide Security. She also…

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Elizabeth H. Shuler

Board Secretary-Treasurer

AFL-CIO Elizabeth H. Shuler is the AFL-CIO’s Secretary-Treasurer, its second ranking officer, the first woman elected to the position, and the youngest woman ever on the federation’s Executive Council. First elected in 2009, she is the federation’s chief financial officer and oversees its operations. Liz leads the AFL-CIO’s initiatives on the future…

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Kim Askew

Board Member

Partner, DLA Piper Kim J. Askew is a partner at DLA Piper, where she represents clients in complex commercial and employment litigation. She was elected to the ALI in May 1997 and was elected to the Council in May 2007. Ms. Askew has extensive experience in representing clients in complex commercial litigation…

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Nina Beattie

Board Member

Nina Beattie is a former partner at Brune & Richard, LLC, a women-founded litigation boutique with offices in New York and California. She is an experienced civil and criminal litigator whose practice focused on regulatory and criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. She successfully represented individuals and entities in a wide range…

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Heather Conroy

Board Member

Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union Heather Conroy was elected Executive Vice President of SEIU in 2016 after serving previously as executive director of SEIU Local 503 and as a Vice President on SEIU’s International Executive Board. Conroy’s approach to leadership is based in determination, collaboration and innovation. Through both traditional…

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Daralyn Durie

Board Member

Founding Partner, Durie Tangri LLP

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Stacey Friedman

Board Member

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Stacey Friedman is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase & Co. She also serves as a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. As such, she is responsible for the firm’s exposure to legal risk, including litigation and enforcement matters,…

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Meena Harris

Board Member

Founder & CEO, Phenomenal

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Anita F. Hill

Board Member

Senior Advisor to the Provost & Professor of Policy, Law & Women’s Studies, Brandeis University Anita Hill grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, the youngest of 13 children. She graduated from Oklahoma State University and received her J.D. from Yale Law School. Starting her career in Washington, D.C., Hill worked in…

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Deborah Slaner Larkin

Board Member

Former CEO, Women’s Sports Foundation For over 30 years, Deborah Slaner Larkin has focused her efforts to promote civil rights, women’s leadership and gender equity throughout her hometown of Pelham as well as on the state and national levels. Ms. Larkin was instrumental in creating Title IX information at the National Women’s…

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Thea M. Lee

Board Member

Deputy Undersecretary for International Labor Affairs, Bureau of International Labor Affairs Thea Lee currently serves as Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. She has been advocating for workers’ rights, both domestically and internationally, for over thirty years. She was president of the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive…

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David Lopez

Board Member

Professor of Law and Professor Alfred Slocum Scholar, Rutgers Law School David Lopez joined Rutgers Law School as Co-Dean in August 2018 and was the longest-serving General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dean Lopez was twice nominated to the position by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United…

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Judith A. Maynes

Board Member

Retired Vice President – Law, AT&T Judith Maynes retired in 2001 as the VP-Law at AT&T, where she had responsibility for all international legal activity. At various times during her tenure at AT&T, she was responsible for federal regulatory, general commercial and industry relations matters for AT&T’s domestic business. She has held…

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Melissa Murray

Board Member

Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU School of Law Melissa Murray is a Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and Faculty Director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network. Previously, Murray was the Alexander F. And May T. Morrison Professor…

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Mónica Ramírez

Board Member

Founder & President, Justice for Migrant Women Mónica Ramírez is an activist, author, civil rights attorney, social entrepreneur and speaker. She has been specifically engaged in direct service and advocacy on behalf of farmworkers, Latinas and immigrant women. Mónica employs a holistic, victim-centered approach to her work and she is an ardent…

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Shirley Sagawa

Board Member

Shirley Sagawa is a Co-Founder of Sagawa/Jospin. Ms. Sagawa has served as a presidential appointee in both the first Bush and Clinton Administrations. As Deputy Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton, she advised the First Lady on domestic policy. As Special Assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy, Ms. Sagawa…

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Clara J. Shin

Board Member

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP Clara Jihye Shin is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group.  Clients call on Clara in late stages of litigation to take matters to trial or reorient the strategic direction of a case.  In the last few years,…

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Kristin Sverchek

Board Member

General Counsel, Lyft Kristin Sverchek is the general counsel and secretary for Lyft. She has held the role of general counsel since 2012 and secretary since 2015. Svercheck is the ridesharing company's first in-house lawyer. Prior to Lyft, Sverchek was a partner at Silicon Legal Strategy, P.C. Previously, she was an associate…

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Kelly Mahon Tullier

Board Member

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Visa Kelly Mahon Tullier is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Visa. In her role, Mahon Tullier oversees the legal and compliance functions of the company, as well as the global communication function and corporate services functions, comprising corporate…

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Elisse B. Walter

Board Member

Retired, Former Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Elisse B. Walter was appointed Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission by President George W. Bush and served beginning in July 2008. She was designated the 30th Chairman of the SEC by President Barack Obama, and she served as the agency's leader from…

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Fatima Goss Graves

President and CEO

Ms. Goss Graves, who has served in numerous roles at NWLC for more than a decade, has spent her career fighting to advance opportunities for women and girls. She has a distinguished track record working across a broad set of issues central to women’s lives, including income security, health and reproductive rights,…

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