Women's Activism NYC

Jacqueline Ebanks

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Jacqueline Ebanks is an advocate, policy practitioner and thought leader with a deep passion for social justice. She has dedicated her career towards tackling economic, gender and racial injustices. As the current Executive Director of New York City’s Commission on Gender Equity, she oversees initiatives that aim at reducing gender-based inequity, making NYC a more inclusive space for women, girls, transgender, as well as gender non-conforming people. She hopes to ensure that all New Yorkers have “a place in this city” regardless of gender or sexual identity. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Ebanks “has a proven track record standing up for women and girls, and her passion and commitment to NYC will serve us well as we look to create a fairer and equitable city for all.” Before serving in his administration, she was the Executive Director of the Women’s City Club of New York, guiding the organizations activism to ensure that all New Yorkers attain economic security, equal opportunity, and live in safe and secure communities.

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