Sadie Kliner is the deputy communications director at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Kliner develops and implements highly visible communications strategies to promote the National Partnership’s work and family and workplace fairness programs. She helps shape national dialogue on these issues through the media, online content and various resources. Since joining the National Partnership in November 2010, she has generated news stories, opinion pieces and features in hundreds of media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and major television and cable news outlets.
Prior to joining the National Partnership, Kliner worked as a senior communications specialist and a communications specialist at SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana in Chicago where she was responsible for the 85,000-member union’s political and legislative communications across three states.
Before that, Kliner worked as a press intern in the office of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D - Wis.), and she spent nearly four years as assistant to the director of communications at Northwestern University’s School of Communication's Office of the Dean.
Kliner graduated cum laude with honors from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in communication studies and science in human culture. She spent her junior year at University College London where she was awarded the prize for best undergraduate dissertation of the year in science and technology studies.
Kliner earned a master’s degree in media and public affairs at the George Washington University. In August 2013, she received a top graduate student paper award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for her review of literature on the news media’s framing of labor unions, the findings of which she presented at the association’s annual conference and helped define her master's thesis.