Our People

Staff

Lisa Anderson, Founder, Staff Attorney, and Executive Director

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.

Advisory Board

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.

Board Members

Wanda Swan, Emory University’s Director of the Office of Respect

Eunice Kim, Historian

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