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Deputy Director of Workplace Programs
Katherine Eyster is the deputy director of workplace programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she helps to strategically envision and execute projects and priorities related to paid leave, equal pay, pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment. In addition, she manages private sector partnerships and outreach, developing resources and engaging a range of corporate stakeholders to strengthen business support for workplace gender equity.
Prior to her work at the National Partnership, Katherine spent years working in nonprofit programming and policy in New Orleans and D.C. with a focus on women’s economic opportunity, sexual and reproductive health, and labor rights — including roles at the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, the Latin American Youth Center and the White House Domestic Policy Council. She holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s in history from Wesleyan University. She is a former board member of Wesleyan University’s Center for Prison Education and a current board member of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a D.C.-based nonprofit working to end gendered harassment and violence.