Lenora Lapidus

Lenora Lapidus was the Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. She litigated gender discrimination cases in courts throughout the country and before international human rights bodies, engaged in public policy advocacy, and spoke on gender equity issues in the media and to the public. Her work focused on employment discrimination, educational equity, gender-based violence, incarcerated women, and algorithmic discrimination. Lapidus co-founded and served on the Steering Committee of Equal Pay Today, the Board of Global Justice Center, the Advisory Committee of Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, and Women’s Forum of New York. In her private capacity, she was a member of the Gender Equality Policy Working Group for the Hillary for America Campaign. She received several awards including Lifetime Achievement Award, Pathways to Peace; Trailblazer Award, Women and Hollywood; 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, Women’s eNews; and Wasserstein Fellowship, Harvard Law School. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from Cornell University