(1961-2015) was the head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
during the Obama administration. She was a Harvard Law School graduate who had
previously served as a lawyer for the NAACP.
During her time at Harvard, she was the editor of the Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law
Review. She worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers
Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, especially preoccupied with the rights of
women and minorities.