Equal Rights Advocates
Noreen Farrell is Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates, a national nonprofit advocating for equal educational and economic access and opportunities for women and girls. A nationally recognized lawyer and leader on a variety of gender justice issues, Noreen chairs the Equal Pay Today! Campaign, a national campaign led by ERA and other organizational partners closing the gender and race wage gap in states across the country. Noreen also founded and chairs the Women’s Agenda Initiative, a collaboration of 50 organizations advancing a comprehensive women’s economic security policy agenda. Noreen is a Founding Partner of the Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative, which aims to help women of color protect and build assets and income. To advance her work, Noreen represents women workers and students (including before the United States Supreme Court) and promotes best practices with employers and educators, including as a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. Noreen writes and presents frequently on gender justice issue and testifies before legislative bodies and is a frequent speaker at conferences and in other forums. Noreen is a regularly featured thought leader in media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Fortune, The Information, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, AP, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, National Public Radio, PBS NewsHour, MSNBC, and other television programs. You can follow Noreen on Twitter at @farrellERA.