Former Vice President, Government Relations
She is a sought-after speaker across the nation and in our nation’s capital, and has a large and devoted following on Twitter. Lisa also provides leadership to several coalitions working to advance opportunities for women and girls, including the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education and the Paycheck Fairness Act Coalition. Recently featured in the book Secrets of Powerful Women, Lisa has developed a reputation for her strategic approach to legislation and advocacy. She has done similar work for the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Older Women’s League, and was a legislative aide to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Her grassroots advocacy career began when she was the Executive Director of Turning Point, a battered women’s program recognized for excellence by the Ohio Supreme Court.
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).
Work by Lisa Maatz
AAUW praises the Obama Administration on a final rule on pay data collection by gender, race, and ethnicity. Read more »
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 »