Meet Women Employed Experts

No one is better versed in the issues and policies that affect today’s working women.

Women Employed’s issues experts are happy to provide interviews for the media and to serve as keynote speakers.

For more information, contact Valerie Harris, Marketing and Communications Associate
312-782-3902, x227 or vharris[at]womenemployed[dot]org

Press releases, fact sheets, video, and more in our media kit.

Sharmili Majmudar, Director of Strategic PartnershipsSharmili Majmudar, Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Sharmili Majmudar, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Expertise: Sexual harassment, gender equity, workplace best practices, employer collaborations, unstable and unpredictable schedules, social justice activism. Read Sharmili's bio.

Melissa Josephs Melissa Josephs (center) presents on paid sick days at the La Raza’s national conference in 2010.

Melissa Josephs, Director of Equal Opportunity Policy

Expertise: No Salary History bill, paid sick days, sexual harassment, fair wages, work and family, affirmative action, minimum wage reform, Equal Pay Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Read Melissa’s bio, including media coverage.

Mary Kay Devine Mary Kay Devine leads a discussion at the 2011 College Changes Everything conference.

Mary Kay Devine, Director of Community Initiatives

Expertise: Advocacy and activism, salary negotiation, Pathways to Careers Network, college and career success for adult learners, basic skill programs, education and workforce development, bridge programs, financial aid reform. Read Mary Kay’s bio, including media coverage.

Christina Warden Christina Warden.

Christina Warden, Director of Education and Training Policy

Expertise: Unstable and unpredictable scheduling practices, strategies that help working and adult students succeed in college, bridge program curriculum development. Read Christina's bio, including media coverage.



Sarah Labadie Sarah Labadie speaks at the 2013 College Changes Everything conference.

Sarah Labadie, Senior Policy Associate

Expertise: Financial aid and other policies that help low-income students succeed in college, the Monetary Award Program (MAP), online and grassroots activism. Read Sarah's bio, including media coverage.

Shirlondra Brooks Shirlondra Brooks (center), Senior Program Manager, at a Career Foundations training.

Shirlondra Brooks, Senior Program Manager

Expertise: Career pathways, healthcare "bridge" programs, job skills training, job placement, education and workforce development. Read Shirlondra's bio.