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
The nation has been dismayed by the blatantly sexist and offensive comments of talk show host Rush Limbaugh this week, when he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a […] Read more »
This afternoon, the Obama administration decided to exempt religious employers from covering birth control for employees, but the new rules will require insurance companies to provide free contraception. The president’s […] Read more »
AAUW supports affirmative action programs that establish equal opportunity for women and minorities and improve gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in educational institutions and in workplaces. Read more »
AAUW strongly opposes privatizing Social Security. Social Security is the sole, guaranteed source of income for many children, widows, disabled workers, and retirees. Read more »
Some policies that purport to improve student performance—such as private school vouchers and single-sex education in public schools—skirt critical civil rights protections. Read more »
Hate crimes are serious and well-documented problems but have historically been inadequately recognized and addressed. AAUW advocates “freedom from violence and fear of violence in homes, schools, workplaces and communities.” Read more »
The traditional three-legged stool model for retirement — Social Security, pensions, and savings — does not support most women. Reform of all three options is needed to secure financial stability for women retirees. Read more »
AAUW supports the right of every woman to obtain medically accurate information about and access to safe and comprehensive reproductive health services. Read more »
AAUW believes that everyone is entitled to health care that is high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible. Read more »
AAUW’s Position on Ensuring Civil Rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Americans
No American should be denied the full range of civil rights and civil liberties due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more »