Vicki Shabo is vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. and one of the nation’s leading experts on paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and the workplace policy advocacy landscape.
Shabo she directs the organization’s fair and family friendly workplace policy initiatives. She leads the organization’s work on paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, equal pay and pregnancy discrimination, and serves as a trusted resource for policymakers, business leaders, advocates, researchers and the media. Her perspective and analyses have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR and MSNBC, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press and numerous other outlets.
Under Shabo’s leadership, the National Partnership has been integrally involved in landmark victories for women and families, including federal executive action on paid sick days, equal pay and sex discrimination, numerous state and local paid leave, equal pay and pregnancy nondiscrimination laws, and many private sector policy changes. These advances build on the organization’s long history of fighting for and winning public policies and cultural changes that promote workplace fairness and families’ economic security.
Prior to joining the National Partnership, Shabo practiced law, worked as a pollster and political strategist, and served as a staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., holds an M.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, and earned her law degree with high honors from the University of North Carolina.