Karen Nussbaum

Founder and Executive Director, Working America

Karen Nussbaum has spent 30 years fighting for the rights of working women and men. She was the founder and director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women; the president of District 925, SEIU; and the director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, the highest seat in the federal government devoted to women's issues. She served as Director of the AFL-CIO Women's Department and as Special Assistant to the President, until she founded Working America in 2003. She is the author, with John Sweeney, of the book Solutions for the New Workforce, and with Ellen Cassedy, of the book 9to5.