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Julie Kashen

Julie Kashen, Director of Women's Economic Justice and Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Closing Plenary: Crafting Solutions: Unblocking Progress toward Gender and Racial Economic Equity

Julie Kashen (She/Her) is Director of Women's Economic Justice and Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation.  A national go-to expert for policymakers and media on care policy, Kashen has more than two decades of experience forwarding care-related issues in federal and state government and through the nonprofit sector, including helping to draft and build momentum for national legislation.

As a labor policy advisor to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), she helped draft and build momentum for the first paid sick days bill in Congress, the Healthy Families Act. As policy director of the three-year Make It Work campaign, she drafted a visionary child care proposal, whose principles were incorporated into the Child Care for Working Families and Build Back Better Acts. And as a senior advisor to the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she supported domestic workers to create and introduce the first ever national Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In addition, as deputy director of policy for Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ), she helped New Jersey become the second state in the nation to adopt paid family and medical leave.

She is widely published and quoted in the news media, and has been a guest on numerous podcasts.