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Vivien Labaton

Co-director,
Brooklyn, NY

Vivien Labaton is co-director of the Make It Work Campaign, a new campaign working for economic security for women, men, and families across the country, so that hardworking Americans don't have to choose between being there for family and earning a living. She is also co-chair of the We Belong Together campaign, which is focused on supporting comprehensive immigration reform and highlighting the experiences and needs of immigrant women.

Vivien started her career working as a consultant to Gloria Steinem and as the founding Director of the Third Wave Foundation Ñ an organization that supports young feminist activists nationwide. After attending NYU Law School, Vivien clerked for Judge Constance Baker Motley in the Southern District of New York, and was a Blackmun Fellow and staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights. She subsequently worked at the Atlantic Philanthropies, where she created and oversaw the foundation's grantmaking to support civic engagement and grassroots organizing, leadership development, and research and policy efforts.

Ms. Labaton is a graduate of Barnard College and is the co-editor of The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism (Anchor Books). She is the chair of the Board of UltraViolet Action, and has served on the Boards of Third Wave, the Women's Funding Network, Political Research Associates, and the Advisory Board of Chicken & Egg Pictures. She is the recipient of numerous awards and her writings have appeared in The American Prospect, The Huffington Post, and Ms. Magazine, among others.

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