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NWLC Staff

Emily Martin

Chief Program Officer

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Emily Martin is Chief Program Officer for NWLC, leading the development and execution of an integrated policy and legal strategy across NWLC’s gender justice priorities, with a particular focus on women and girls of color and LGBTQI+ people. She was previously NWLC’s Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice, where she oversaw NWLC’s advocacy, policy, and litigation efforts to forward frameworks that allow women and girls to achieve and succeed at work and at school. This included supervising the work of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which connects those who have experienced workplace sex harassment with attorneys and provides financial support for litigation and storytelling in select workplace sex harassment matters. She also served for many years as NWLC’s General Counsel.

Prior to joining NWLC’s senior leadership in 2009, Ms. Martin served as Deputy Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she spearheaded litigation, policy, and public education initiatives to advance the rights of women and girls, centering the needs of low-income women and women of color. She also worked as a law clerk for Senior Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge T.S. Ellis, III, of the Eastern District of Virginia; served as Vice President and President of the Board of the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City; and previously was employed by NWLC as a recipient of the Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship. Ms. Martin is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School.