Biography

Emily Martin, Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice, oversees the National Women’s Law Center’s advocacy, policy, and education efforts to ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity for women and girls at work and at school and to forward policy frameworks that allow then to achieve and succeed, with a particular focus on the obstacles that confront women and girls of color and women in low-wage jobs. Emily also oversees the operation of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, a more than $22 million fund dedicated to enabling individuals challenging workplace sexual harassment and related retaliation to obtain legal representation and storytelling assistance.  The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is housed and administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund LLC.

Prior to joining the National Women’s Law Center 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, with a particular emphasis on the needs of low-income women and women of color. She also served 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; as Vice President and President of the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City; and previously worked for the National Women’s Law Center 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.

Emily speaks frequently on issue related to women’s workplace rights, is frequently quoted in major print and broadcast media outlets, and is the co-author of The Rights of Women: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to Women’s Rights (4th Edition).

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