Monica Ramirez

Founder/President, Justice for Migrant Women, Co-founder, The Latinx House, Poderistas & Alianza Nacional de Campensinas

Mónica Ramírez is an attorney, author and activist. She is the founder of Justice for Migrant Women and co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, The Latinx House, and Poderistas. Much of Mónica’s work has been dedicated to the eradication of workplace sexual violence and other forms of gender discrimination against migrant and immigrant women workers, including farmworkers. To this end, in 2003 she created the first legal advocacy project in the United States focused on the protecting and advancing the rights of migrant farmworker women, which has been expanded over the years to support women who migrate across country and state borders to work in various industries and sectors.

Mónica has received numerous awards, including Harvard Kennedy School’s first Gender Equity Changemaker Award, Feminist Majority’s Global Women’s Rights Award and the Smithsonian’s 2018 Ingenuity Award. She was named to Forbes Mexico’s 100 Most Powerful Women’s 2018 list and TIME Magazine included her in its 2021 TIME100 Next list.

Mónica is also an inaugural member of the Ford Global Fellowship. Mónica lives in Ohio with her husband and son.