Data show that state paid leave programs help to increase labor force participation among women, improve economic stability for families, strengthen businesses and grow state economies WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 5, 2024 – New analysis from the National...
This week the National Partnership for Women & Families announced Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Ph.D. as the organization’s first-ever senior fellow. Katherine brings to the role over a dozen years of experience in policy and advocacy organizations, with work on a range of issues, including economic justice, caregiving, racial, and gender equity.
Bringing expertise in quantitative research, Katherine’s work will help grow the Partnership’s research capacity to tell a more holistic story of how the policies the National Partnership has pushed for over the last five decades support women with a focus on women of color, disabled women, LGBTQIA+ women, and women with other marginalized identities. She will work alongside the organization’s health justice team in its call for access to abortion and an improved healthcare system focused on equity in underserved communities; and she will contribute to the economic justice team’s goal of passing a national paid family and medical leave program and winning other policies supporting women at work.
“Having worked alongside and in coalitions with Katherine over the years, I knew she possessed the skillset and passion we needed in the senior fellow role,” said Jocelyn Frye, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “Her reputation precedes her in the best ways, and I look forward to her continued partnership with all of us here and with our external partners as we continue to seek justice for women and families through policy.”
“The National Partnership for Women & Families has a long track record of advancing transformative change for women,” said Robbins. “I am thrilled to join this talented team at a pivotal moment in the organization’s history.”
Before joining the National Partnership, Katherine worked in leadership roles at TIME’S UP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, the Center for American Progress, and the National Women’s Law Center.
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