We want to share some big news: we have decided to step down as Co-Presidents of the National Women’s Law Center on July 1, and we’re thrilled that the Board of Directors has named Fatima Goss Graves the Center’s new President and CEO. We are so pleased with her selection and know that the Center will be in superb hands with such an experienced and savvy leader to meet the challenges ahead.
Fatima, who is likely familiar to you as our Senior Vice President for Program, has a deep commitment to the issues that matter most to women and girls and has dedicated her career to advancing women’s opportunity and equality. She is a brilliant lawyer, a strategic advocate, and an inspiring role model. In this critical moment, with unprecedented assaults on the rights and economic security of women and families, our Board is confident she is the right leader for the Center, and we are delighted to have her as our successor.
We have enormous pride in all of the Center’s accomplishments over the last 45 years and have been honored to work with you to achieve them. Together, we have won critical legal protections to help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in their communities.
We are especially thankful for our extraordinary Board and staff, who have been with us every step of the way. We are also grateful for the support of our terrific community of activists, donors, and volunteers over the years. You are so much a part of the Center’s success, and we are honored to have worked alongside you. Your strength, coupled with Fatima’s leadership and vision for the future, ensures that the Center will be ready to face the challenges ahead and continue to break barriers for women and girls.