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
AAUW submitted comments to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety supporting Bill 20-757, the “Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014.” Read more »
According to the Supreme Court, an employee’s contraception is her boss’s business after all. The disappointing decision has the potential to affect millions of women employees nationwide. Read more »
Congress has lost two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) have retired. Read more »
AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the Department’s gainful employment rule, which would enforce the statutory requirement that career education programs prepare students for gainful employment in […] Read more »
AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »
AAUW submitted comments to several federal agencies that regulate consumer and financial affairs on the proposed joint standards for assessing diversity policies and practices. Read more »
Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted testimony to the District of Columbia’s Council supporting the proposed Title IX Athletic Equity Act. Read more »
AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection survey, which collects student information from state and local education agencies that receive federal funding. Read more »
AAUW urged Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance to stabilize the economic recovery of American workers and their communities. Read more »
AAUW submitted comments on the proposed revisions to the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), applauding the Department’s proposal to require schools to collect information regarding the number of allegations of bullying and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or religion received by a school. Read more »