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Jennifer Tucker

Vice President, Center for Women Policy Studies
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of April 17, 2007 - Perspectives on Work/Family Balance and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

Jennifer Tucker is the Vice President at the Center for Women Policy Studies, a Washington-based national feminist policy and advocacy organization founded in 1972. Ms. Tucker provides leadership and direction to several Center initiatives, including the programs that examine the connections among women's educational opportunities, employment options, economic status and family roles. She served as the Project Director for the Center's groundbreaking research with women of color at Fortune 1000 companies, which resulted in the report, No More "Business As Usual": Women of Color in Corporate America.

Prior to coming to the Center in 1990, Ms. Tucker was the Director of the Effective Management of Technology Project at the Council of the Great City Schools where she assisted urban educators in implementing equitable technology-based management and instructional programs. Ms. Tucker was a senior program associate with the Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER) of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Ms. Tucker serves on the Advisory Board of the Ms. Foundation's Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work program and the Board of Advisors for Working Mother Media's Best Companies for Women of Color Initiative. She also serves on the Program Committee of the Washington Area Women's Foundation.

Ms. Tucker served as the Chair of the Coalition of Human Needs – from 1992 to 1994 – a Washington-based coalition of over 100 organizations, which advocates on behalf of low income citizens. She has also served as the Co-Chair of the Bias in Testing Task Force of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Women of Color and the National Political Congress of Black Women.

Ms. Tucker has a B.A. in Sociology from The American University, Washington, D.C. and M.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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