Nancy Withbroe, Chief of Staff, leads the Office of the President & CEO, guiding efforts to build and enhance the President & CEO’s external positioning and the strategic use of her time in service of the Law Center’s mission and priorities, and staffing the Boards of NWLC and its affiliates, the NWLC Action Fund and the National Women’s Law Center Fund LLC. Through leading a consistent organization-wide approach to planning, learning, execution and assessment, Ms. Withbroe will guide staff in defining and tracking metrics and setting the organization-wide learning agenda.
From 2017 through early 2023 Ms. Withbroe also served as NWLC’s Chief Operating Officer, providing strong day-to-day leadership for the staff, leading labor relations including negotiating the organization’s first collective bargaining agreement with its staff union NWLC United, and steering performance management to ensure alignment with NWLC’s strategic plan and organizational effectiveness goals. She previously served as NWLC’s Vice President for Development and Strategy, leading efforts to substantially increase and diversify funding and facilitating a comprehensive strategic planning process with the Board and Co-Presidents. She has held a range of other staff and consulting roles with leading national and regional nonprofits, focusing on fundraising, organizational development, strategic planning, and board relations.
Ms. Withbroe has a master’s degree in educational leadership from American University and a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College. She serves as Board Co-Chair for ProInspire, a nonprofit that activates leaders at all levels to accelerate equity. She is the founder and convener of an informal network of social justice movement leaders who hold a broad set of responsibilities at the intersection of organizational culture, operations, governance, change management, and strategy.