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Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Vice President for Program

Fatima Goss Graves is Senior Vice President for Program, where she leads the Center's broad program agenda to eliminate barriers in employment, education, health and reproductive rights and lift women and families out of poverty. Prior to being named Senior Vice President, Ms. Goss Graves led the Center's anti-discrimination initiatives, including work to promote equal pay, combat harassment and sexual assault at work and at school, and advance equal access to education programs, with a particular focus on outcomes for women and girls of color. She uses a number of advocacy strategies in her work on these issues ranging from public education and legislative advocacy to litigation, including briefs in the Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as an appellate and trial litigator at Mayer Brown LLP. She began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ms. Goss Graves is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and Yale Law School. She currently serves on the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace and is a Ford Foundation Public Voices Fellow and an advisor on the American Law Institute Project on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct on Campus.

My Take

The Clock's Ticking for Wal-Mart Women - Be Among the First To Know

Posted by Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Vice President for Program | Posted on: June 10, 2011 at 03:26 pm

On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. But, 48 years later, women still face discrimination in the workplace — women like Betty Dukes, who brought her case against Wal-Mart all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court in March.


Keep Up the Fight for Paycheck Fairness

Posted by Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Vice President for Program | Posted on: March 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

This week the President renewed his call for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.


Barring the Unemployed from Applying to Jobs—Absurd!

Posted by Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Vice President for Program | Posted on: February 17, 2011 at 05:07 pm

People say that "it’s easier to get a job when you have a job." Now some employers and job search firms are taking this old saying to a new level by excluding unemployed job seekers from their applicant pools entirely, either limiting applicants to those who are currently employed or those who have been employed within a recent period of time.

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