Lisa Anderson

Founder, Staff Attorney, and Executive Director



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.




Elaine Woo

Legal Director



Elaine left her previous career to attend law school after witnessing grave injustices in the lives of immigrants in Florida and her good friend Lisa. While there, she developed a passion for equal rights and fair access to the legal system. She is excited to help AWE fight on behalf of Georgia women and girls, and to make a difference in the individual lives of clients. Before joining AWE, Elaine interned for The Honorable James S. Moody, Jr. of the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida and worked as a legislative advocate for the North Carolina League of Municipalities.




Agbo Ikor




Agbo is a recent graduate from Vanderbilt University where she earned her BA in Women and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Philosophy. While in college, Agbo dedicated her time to advocating for feminist and other social justice issues, and her passion is to fight for equal rights in the courts and legislatures.  She is very excited to have this opportunity to advocate for women’s rights before she begins law school in the fall of 2016, where she will pursue her dream of becoming a social justice attorney.


And many thanks to our talented and dedicated volunteers!


Board of Directors

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Patricia Del Rey, President

Founding Director and Professor Emerita, Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Georgia

Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies, Emory University, Oxford College




Stacy Lindstedt, Secretary

Tax Counsel, 3M




Tina Stern


Tina Stern, Director

Professor of Psychology, Georgia Perimeter College at Dunwoody




Elaine Woo


Elaine Woo, Director

Legal Director, Atlanta Women for Equality






Agbo Ikor, Director

AWE Intern Extraordinaire


Advisory Board

BriGette McCoy



BriGette McCoy

Founder, Women Veteran Social Justice



John Sweet

John Sweet

Civil Rights Leader and Attorney

Lifetime Achievement Award, State Bar of Georgia

Honored by Georgia Senate Resolution 1043, 2011-2012 session



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Jessica Wood

Attorney and Member, Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein, P.C.

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