Fatima Goss Graves

National Women's Law Center

President and CEO

Fatima Goss Graves has spent her career working across a broad set of issues central to the lives of women and girls, including income security, health and reproductive rights, education access, and workplace fairness. Prior to becoming president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, she served as the Center’s senior vice president and led the organization’s broad program agenda to advance progress, eliminate barriers in employment, and lift women and families out of poverty.

She began her career as a litigator at the law firm of Mayer Brown LLP after clerking for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is widely recognized for her effectiveness in the complex public policy arena at both the state and federal levels, regularly testifies before Congress and federal agencies, and often appears in print and on air as a legal expert on issues core to women’s lives.

Goss Graves received her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from Yale Law School.