Joan Entmacher is Vice President and Director of Family Economic Security at the National Women's Law Center, where she focuses on policies affecting the economic security of low-income women and their families, including Social Security, child support, tax, and income support programs. To promote improvements in these policies, Ms. Entmacher has testified to Congress on several occasions, frequently has advocated before administrative agencies, has participated in litigation, and has written and spoken extensively on these issues. Before joining the Center in 1998, Ms. Entmacher served as Director of Legal and Public Policy for the National Partnership for Women and Families, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, Chief of the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and attorney in the U.S. Department of Labor Solicitor's Office. Ms. Entmacher is a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.
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NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.