One of my most amazing honors and exciting developments, since embarking upon my new entrepreneurial life, has been to serve on the board of the Gender Equality Law Center becoming the Board President in 2019.
GELC is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by former Outten & Golden litigator Allegra Fishel, with the mission to advance laws and policies that promote gender equality in all spheres of public and private life. Since opening their doors in 2015, GELC has sprung into action on a huge variety of fronts, including litigation and legislative reform as well as training and education. GELC played an integral role in passing and/or implementing NYC’s Anti-Caregiver Discrimination Amendment, NYC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, NY Paid Family Leave, and the NY Women’s Equality Act. They have led training sessions for Make the Road, the Legal Services coalition, and private civil rights lawyers. They also engage in strategic litigation, and have obtained significant victories in pregnancy discrimination and accommodation and sexual harassment cases. GELC maintains a focus on issues facing low-income women, women of color, and LGBTQ & gender non-conforming women. Currently, they are designing a writing contest to showcase the opinions and viewpoints of a diverse group of young people identifying as female as to their opinions on what policy initiatives NYC needs, the results of which will inform GELC’s next targeted efforts. GELC was featured in the New York Times about one of their current cases suing the Dept of Education after a Park Slope school harassed a gender-nonconforming kindergartener and lobbied false abuse accusations against his parents.
Crumiller P.C. encourages you to please support GELC. By setting up a monthly contribution, you will become an active participant in this amazing movement. Our personal recommendation is a monthly recurring donation of $35. This is about the cost of one taxi ride home from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
Yours in breaking down gender barriers,
The Crumiller Team