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Gillian Thomas Speaker

Gillian Thomas

Brooklyn, New York

Attorney specializing in equal opportunity employment

Senior staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project

Regular contributor, NPR's Marketplace

Gillian Thomas Speaker Profile:

For nearly two decades, Gillian Thomas has worked to advance working women’s legal rights.  Currently a Senior Staff Attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project, Gillian previously litigated sex discrimination cases at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund), as well as at private firms in New York and Philadelphia.

Her 2016 book, “Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work” (2016) was described by The New York Times as “meticulously researched and rewarding to read,” and named one of the “Top Ten Books to Read for Women’s History Month.” In it, Thomas uses first person accounts and vivid narrative to tell the story of how one law, our highest court, and a few unsung heroines changed our country’s workplace forever.

Her written work also has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and Slate, among others.  She has appeared  WNYC’s The Takeaway  and makes regular appearances on NPR’s Marketplace.  She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Gillian Thomas’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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