Spotlight

  • “What is happening? This is a posting for the same job as mine and it pays $10,000 more than I make?” That is the question I posed to my supervisor more than 20 years ago as a young Black female lawyer in what was considered a high-paying job in New York City. There was no good answer given, so I applied for the job. This was the first time I discovered the issue of pay inequity for Black women, and unfortunately, I went on to discover many examples throughout my career.
  • Deputy Legal Director and National Judicial Education Program Senior Attorney Jennifer Becker was on the WashingTECH Tech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller discussing Legal Momentum, tech and domestic violence on July 30, 2018. Jennifer discusses how abusers perpetrate domestic violence via technology, what victims can do to get help, and the need for legislators around the country to address these issues. 
  • Legal Momentum announces a new online training course, Helping Sexual Assault Victims Navigate the Criminal Justice System, designed to prepare non-lawyer victim advocates to help their clients navigate the criminal justice process. 
  • Recent immigration policies, including the separation and detention of families entering at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Attorney General’s decision to deny asylum to victims of domestic violence, reinforce existing inequalities that disproportionately impact immigrant women.
  • Jennifer Becker is a former sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor and the deputy legal director at Legal Momentum. She says Monday morning’s arraignment is “definitely a big first step for the victims” but cautions that the road to justice could be long.
  • When a victim uninstalls the devices, this can escalate a conflict, experts said. “The abuser can see it’s disabled, and that may trigger enhanced violence,” said Jennifer Becker, a lawyer at Legal Momentum, a women’s rights legal advocacy group. 
  • A Legislative Advocacy Framework for Women's Economic Equality In the United States and around the world, women continue to be uniquely undervalued and disadvantaged in their pursuit of economic security. On average, women continue to be paid less, work lower paying jobs, and endure higher levels of sexual harassment and abuse, all while taking on more family care responsibilities. These barriers intersect, add up, and reinforce each other in ways that profoundly undermine women’s ability to achieve equal opportunity in the workplace.
  • 500 Business Leaders Gather for 2018 Aiming High Awards The glamorous vaulted space at Cipriani 42nd Street was abuzz with feminists on Thursday, June 7 as several hundred guests gathered for a luncheon celebrating the three 2018 Aiming High Award honorees, Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte; Sari Granat, EVP and General Counsel, IHS Markit; and Man of Distinction Bill Ford, CEO of General Atlantic.