Kate Black

Executive Director at American Women, an affiliated organization of EMILY's List, working to amplify the voices of women across the country.

Kate Black is the Executive Director at American Women, an affiliated organization of EMILY's List. American Women works to amplify women's voices across the country. In this role, she leads the organization's strategic vision, research, and outreach with allies and partners. Since launching in September 2013, American Women has worked to establish itself as the research hub on economic security issues for women and families.

As Research Director at EMILY's List, Kate has conducted first-of-its kind research to measure the impact of having women in federal office. Prior to joining EMILY’s List in 2011, Kate worked as Research Director of Gragert Jones Research, a political consulting firm where she assisted congressional campaigns with their research needs. During the 2010 cycle, she worked as a member of the rapid response team at the Democratic National Committee and coordinated research and communications at the Service Employees International Union. In 2007 and 2008, she served as a member of the Research Department on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign.

Kate currently serves as Policy Director for the DC chapter of the Younger Women’s Task Force. She also works close the gender wage gap by training women on salary negotiation with AAUW. Kate received her Master’s degree in Women’s Studies with a focus on Economics from George Washington University in Washington, DC and her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

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