Director, Workplace Equality & Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
Why is Maya speaking at WorkHuman?
Maya and the National Women’s Law Center observed several “equal pay days” in 2018, marking the ways in which women from different communities — and the families who depend on their income — are getting shortchanged by the wage gap. At WorkHuman, Maya joins a distinguished panel to continue the conversation and highlight the ways in which the wage gap impacts all women.
Maya Raghu is Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center. She works on a range of issues addressing women’s economic security and employment opportunity, including pay equity, pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment.
Prior to joining the Law Center, she was a senior attorney at Futures Without Violence and a senior staff attorney at Legal Momentum, focusing on economic security, gender discrimination, gender-based violence and human trafficking, with an emphasis on immigrant and low-income women. Her work encompassed litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, public education, multi-sector initiatives and cross-movement collaboration. She was also previously an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a law clerk to the Hon. Vanessa D. Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas.
She is a graduate of Trinity University and Georgetown University Law Center.
All of your efforts to make your workplace more human – by infusing a sense of purpose, connection, appreciation, and recognition into your culture – is for naught if every employee’s basic need for fair and equal pay is not met. Unfortunately, even the most well-meaning company or HR department can run into the issue […]