The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of May 16, 2007 - Achieving Work/Family Balance: Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

Donna M. Klein, President & CEO, Corporate Voices for Working Families

Donna Klein is the President and CEO of Corporate Voices for Working Families, a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of leading corporations committed to building bipartisan public and private-sector support for federal and state public policies that strengthen working families. Previously, as Vice President of Workplace Effectiveness at Marriott International, Inc., Washington, DC, Donna guided the strategic formation, planning, development, implementation and management of corporate-wide diversity, women’s leadership, and work-life initiatives for Marriott for 15 years.

Donna is past Chair of The Conference Board’s WorkLife Leadership Council, and a member of the Conference Board’s Diversity Council. She is an Advisory Board member of Boston College’s Corporate Citizenship Council, an Advisory Board member of The Berger Institute for Work, Family & Children, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, serves on the Advisory Board of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Boston, MA, and is on the Board of the Afterschool Alliance. She serves as Trustee of America’s Promise.

Donna and Marriott were recognized for her work by being selected to receive the Optimus Award for Corporate Courage, from the Personnel Journal, in l996. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Metropolitan Washington Work Life Coalition in December 1998, and was profiled in the National Association of Female Executives magazine the same year. In 1999, she was honored to receive the Pacesetter’s Award from the National Restaurant Association’s Women’s Forum for her work on women’s leadership. In 2004, Donna was awarded the Work-Life Legacy Award from the Family and Work Institute.

Donna is a frequent public speaker on the issues of working families and women’s leadership and is considered a thought-leader on issues to lower-wage working families.

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