Judith L. Lichtman is Senior Advisor at the Partnership for Women & Families. She has been a guiding and influential force in the women’s movement...
Judith L. Lichtman is Senior Advisor at the Partnership for Women & Families. She has been a guiding and influential force in the women’s movement for more than 30 years. She stepped down as President of the National Partnership For Women & Families in 2004.
Founded as a small volunteer group, the National Partnership has grown into a national organization with thousands of members and has become one of the country’s most influential strategic forces, shaping national policy through its advocacy, lobbying, litigation, and public education. Judith’s vision and the National Partnership’s strength and direct leadership have resulted in the passage of some of the most important legal protections for American women and families, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993. In 1996, the National Partnership helped shape key provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that make it easier for women and their families to get and keep health coverage. More recently, Judith has led efforts to promote patient protections and to bring paid family and medical leave to California.