Vice President, Government Relations
Lisa is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University, and currently serves on the university’s Diversity Alumni Advisory Board. She has two master’s degrees from Ohio State, and holds an adjunct appointment with the Women and Politics Institute at American University. Honors include the National Committee on Pay Equity’s Winn Newman Advocacy Award (2013), National Association of Partnerships in Equity’s first-ever Public Policy Advocate for Equity Award (2012) and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s 10th anniversary Trailblazer Award (2011). Lisa has also received the Women’s Information Network’s Karen Mulhauser Award (2010) for mentoring and service, and WIN’s Young Woman of Achievement Award (2001); she has served on that organization’s Advisory Council since 2003. She was a recipient of the Mentor Award from the Public Leadership Education Network (2003), and was recently named to their board of directors (2012). Lisa was awarded a Congressional Fellowship in Women and Public Policy from the Women’s Research and Education Institute (1997) and was a mayoral appointee to the Washington, D.C., Commission on Women (2006–10).
Lisa has been with AAUW since 2003. During that time, she also spent 16 months serving concurrently as the interim director of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
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Work by Lisa Maatz
Transgender students have the same rights as their peers, and AAUW supports this guidance, which will help schools make that promise a reality. Read more »
AAUW members and supporters nationwide have urged the president to move forward with a nominee, thereby beginning the critical constitutional process to fill the seat. Read more »
AAUW’s pay gap playoff brackets predict the victors of the women’s and men’s championships by calculating the gap between the mean earnings of female and male graduates 10 years after entry to college. Will you cheer with us for the teams will the smallest gap? Read more »
The U.S. Department of Education provides resources to help coordinators understand the full scope of their jobs, but not all coordinators know about these tools. By making outreach to local K–12 schools, colleges, and universities a branch program, you can help spread the word about these valuable resources. Read more »
AAUW joins the nation in mourning the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. AAUW is hopeful that our elected leaders will rise above the partisan fray and simply do what the Constitution requires. Read more »
Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »
The president’s speech hit on some important AAUW priorities — and was disappointingly silent on other key issues like ending violence against women and the attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services and birth control. Read more »
How is the pay gap really hurting women and their families? AAUW’s Lisa Maatz explains in a post originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog. Read more »
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In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »