Our People


Lisa Anderson, Founder, Staff Attorney, and Executive Director

Email: lisa@atlantawomenforequality.org

Although AWE officially came into being in 2012, establishing the organization has been Lisa’s life mission for much longer. Over a decade ago, her personal experience with sexual harassment and an obstacle-ridden complaint process opened her eyes both to the realities of sex discrimination and to the profound difference legal advocacy can make in the lives of individuals and in larger social movements. As a result, Lisa decided to switch career paths and help other women as an attorney. Before law school, Lisa served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with a crime victim services organization in Great Falls, Montana.

Alyosha, Purr-alegal

Alyosha, the famous black cat, manages all things from supporting our staff and clients to advocating legal rights. He has been working with Lisa and serving Atlanta Women for Equality since it was founded. He loves encouraging AWE’s community with soft purrs and sweet “meow” talks.

Jordan Cohen, Intern

Jordan is a rising second-year law student at Wake Forest School of Law. She has always been passionate about protecting survivors of sexual violence. Her professional experience began with Atlanta’s Women’s Resource Center, where she worked with women and children victimized by domestic violence. After law school, Jordan hopes to provide the passion and resources Atlanta Women for Equality exemplifies for her own clients. She’s thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the AWE team! 

Board Members

BriGette McCoy, Founder of Women Veteran Social Justice 

John Sweet, Civil Rights Leader and Attorney

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, State Bar of Georgia
  • Honored by Georgia Senate Resolution 1043, 2011-2012 session

Jessica Wood, Attorney

  • Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.
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