VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: DONNA LENHOFFadmin2022-07-24T13:34:39-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“To be able to advance feminist legal principles within the constraints that the government faced was a real challenge.”
Attorney, Writer, Speaker. Policy Maker and Changer. Advocate for Workers’, Women’s and Consumers’ Rights. The first full-time Legislative & Public Policy Director of the National Employment Lawyers Association in Washington, D.C. The first General Counsel and Director of Work and Family Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families; and the first Staff Attorney and first Director of Legal Policy and Programs at the Partnership (when it was called the Women’s Legal Defense Fund). Nationally known for having developed and led the coalition lobbying for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Executive Director of the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, October 2019
Photo 1. Donna Lenhoff on “It’s Your Business 1988: A Look Back.” Photo 2. Director for Legal Affairs in the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, 1993.