Southwest Women's Law Center

Creating Opportunities for Women and Girls

aka SWLC   |   Albuquerque, NM   |  www.swwomenslaw.org

Mission

At SWLC, we fight for equitable policies impacting women and their families. Our mission is to create the opportunity for all women to have complete control over their reproductive lives and realize their full economic potential by eliminating gender bias, discrimination, and harassment. Through direct outreach, research, advocacy, and counsel, we take a stand to end discrimination against women, families, and underserved communities.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Terrelene Massey

Main address

128 Quincy St NE

Albuquerque, NM 87108 USA

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EIN

20-2884027

NTEE code info

(Civil Liberties Advocacy) (R60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Economic Security & Workplace Rights

Southwest Women’s Law Center is dedicated to fighting for policies that ensure economic security for New Mexico women and families.
Unfortunately, too many women live paycheck-to-paycheck, facing poverty and unstable working conditions. We know that some simple protections could lift women out of poverty and enable them to create economically stable households for themselves and their families. Currently, Southwest Women’s Law Center is working to promote economic security through the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. SWLC collaborated on getting the Pregnant Worker Accommodation Act passed in 2020.

Population(s) Served

Reproductive rights—having the ability to decide whether and when to have children—are important to women’s socioeconomic well-being and overall health. The Southwest Women’s Law Center advocates for choice. We provide input on federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies that provide women and girls with a choice.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Social and economic status
Parents
Health
Children and youth
Families
Social and economic status
Parents
Health

Domestic abuse and sexual assault statistics in New Mexico are steep. The Southwest Women’s Law Center has helped identify a gap in NM laws to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to not only protect victims at work but help them access resources outside of work.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
Health
Women and girls
At-risk youth
Victims of crime and abuse

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Southwest Women's Law Center

Board of directors
as of 9/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mary Clark


Board co-chair

Pam Agoyo

Claudia Joseph

Jenifer Getz

Eunjin Choi

Erika Harding

Janice Pastor

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 2/12/2021,

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/12/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.