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Equal Rights Advocates, Inc.

Fighting for gender justice at work and school since 1974

aka ERA   |   San Francisco, CA   |  https://www.equalrights.org

Mission

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national nonprofit legal organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Ms. Noreen Farrell

Main address

611 Mission Street 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

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EIN

23-7217027

NTEE code info

Women's Rights (R24)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ending Sexual Violence in Education (ESVE)

ERA’s Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education helps students find support and seek justice when sexual assault or harassment threatens to disrupt their education. Through ESVE, we’ve launched the nation’s first pro bono network of volunteer attorneys to provide free legal support to student survivors of sexual assault and harassment. We’re also engaging student survivors as activists and spokespeople to raise awareness about Title IX and challenge rape culture in schools.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Students

The Stronger CA Women's Agenda is a collaborative campaign of 50+ advocacy groups across the state, co-founded and chaired by ERA. Together, we drive innovative reforms to help Californian women and families combat poverty and build assets, achieve workplace justice and family-friendly workplaces, and expand access to affordable, quality child care. ERA leads the Agenda's workplace justice efforts, including reforms on fair pay and harassment that are setting the pace for the rest of the nation.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Equal Rights Advocates has been fighting for equal pay for 45 years at the state and federal levels across industries. We co-founded Equal Pay Today with partners across the US to close the wage gap, which especially harms women of color and low-paid workers. As Chair of this national initiative, we work in partnership with 20 of the country’s leading gender justice organizations to challenge the legal, policy, and cultural barriers that have allowed pay discrimination to persist.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

The Women's Agenda Initiative is a collective impact project with sister organizations who share a vision for healthy and equitable workplaces & schools for women, girls, and gender-marginalized people. Together, we build a future of liberation & economic opportunity for everyone.

The Women’s Agenda Initiative connects policy advocates, policy makers, and community groups to transform the law and influence the progressive legislative process in 2020 and beyond. Tracking state level policy reform across the nation, we collaborate with coalitions and advocates in other states to build on wins and accelerate the pace of policy victories in more conservative states. This program includes a dynamic digital hub to share resources and build community among millions of advocates, legislators, and supporters; a State Policy Rapid Response Team of anti-harassment public policy experts supporting state and local initiatives via a range of partners across the country; and a Stop Harassment State Network bringing together advocates in every state propelling gender justice reforms at work and school.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

ERA’s legal advice and counseling program provides free legal support to workers across the country facing discrimination and injustice through a free helpline, Know Your Rights trainings and materials, and capacity-building support to other advocates. Over the last year more than 700 workers received assistance through ERA’s legal helpline and thousands of workers accessed online “Know Your Rights” guides created and disseminated by ERA. This direct service not only provides critical guidance to those in need, it enables ERA to keep its finger on the pulse of needed system reforms and use that direct data to guide and inform other pieces of ERA’s comprehensive strategy.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Students
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Equal Rights Advocates, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dale Schroedel

Nitin Jindal

Deloitte

Natalie Dement

Mammoth Biosciences

Ellen Widess

Judith Goldkrand

Wells Fargo

Pami Vyas

Apple

Fred Alvarez

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

Joi Chaney

J.O.I. Strategies

Louette Colombano

Sasha Rao

Maynard Cooper & Gale

Natalie Fleming Nolen

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jennifer Schwartz

Outten & Golden LLP

William Tamayo

Former District Director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/28/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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