Linda Meric National Executive Director, 9to5

Linda Meric is Executive Director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women, an inclusive multi-racial membership-based organization founded in 1973 to strengthen the ability of low-income women to win economic justice through grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

Under Linda’s leadership, 9to5 has won important victories on minimum wage, good jobs, work-family, anti-discrimination, pay equity, welfare, child care and other issues affecting low-income women. Linda has spent more than 30 years as a labor and community organizer. She also serves as an adjunct professor specializing in sexual harassment and other workplace issues.

Linda was a member of the 2007 Governor's Colorado Pay Equity Commission, serves in the leadership of several state and national policy coalitions, and has received several awards for her work with and on behalf of low-income women, including the "Be Bold" Award 2007 presented by the Women's Foundation of Colorado and the 2009 Advancing Equality Award presented by the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. She is a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Forum, a progressive media organization.

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