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Director of Strategic Partnerships and Policy Initiatives
Katherine Eyster is the director of strategic partnerships and policy initiatives at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she helps to strategically envision and execute cross-organizational projects and priorities related to workplace gender equity, economic justice, and health policy. She manages engagement with key external partners, including companies and business leaders, nonprofits, and other stakeholders, to advance these issues.
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.