Workplace Policy & Legislative Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
Elizabeth Newman is the Workplace Policy & Legislative Director for the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, where she develops policy, advocates for legislation, and manages programs to advance women’s human rights and economic opportunities. Ms. Newman leads the Department’s award-winning public-private collaboration to advance women in the workplace, the Gender Equality Principles. She also conducts research and analysis under the ground-breaking San Francisco CEDAW Ordinance to implement the principles of the UN Women’s Human Rights Treaty at the local level and improve the status of women. Ms. Newman graduated with a BA in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Sociology from Macalester College and earned her Master of Public Policy from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.