November 7 Thursday

Dinner with TIME'S UP's Jen Klein

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • SLB Room 113
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Jen Klein, TIME’S UP’s Chief Strategy and Policy Officer, will be in New Haven this Thursday, 11/7 for a 6:30 dinner event in Room 113 for students who are interested in TIME’S UP.

TIME’S UP fights for safety, equity, and dignity for workers. If you are interested in gender justice in the workplace, legislative advocacy, and policy work, TIME’S UP is a great place to work—and they are looking for a 1L summer intern and a post-graduate fellow. If you would like to meet Jen over dinner, please sign up. If you can’t make dinner but would like to know more about TIME’S UP (including internships or fellowships) please feel free to email me at

I interned for the organization in New York and D.C. last summer and had a wonderful experience. Hope to see many of you there. More information about Jen and TIME’S UP below: Jennifer Klein is the Chief Strategy and Policy Officer at TIME’S UP. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Klein served in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations. During the Obama Administration, from 2009 to 2013, she was Deputy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department. During the Clinton Administration, she had a dual appointment as both Domestic Policy Advisor to the First Lady and Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. She also served as Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues for the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign and transition team. Early in her career, Klein practiced law at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York. She graduated with honors from Brown University and Columbia Law School, after spending her third year of law school at Yale. She currently serves on the boards of the International Center for Research on Women and the Greenwall Foundation and on the President’s Advisory Council for the Brown University School of Public Health. TIME’S UP is looking for a post-graduate fellow and a 1L summer intern to provide legal and policy support at the TIME’S UP Impact Lab, our policy and research arm in Washington, DC. TIME’S UP has a bold but simple vision – a world that insists on safe, fair and dignified work for women of all kinds. The last months of 2017 will be remembered for the steady stream of courageous women who stepped forward to share their stories of sexual assault and harassment and for the toppling of powerful men. Over the past years, anger has spurred action, and we have the opportunity to make this vision a reality in the lives of women—in all types of work, in all parts of the country, from all backgrounds. The TIME’S UP Impact Lab will create the roadmap to get us to this vision. We will develop bold solutions to persistent challenges and produce actionable proposals—advocating for strong public policy, partnering with and challenging the private sector, and accelerating and shaping the cultural shift that has been unleashed.

TIME’S UP has made two unwavering commitments. First, we will focus on safety and equity at work, which leads us to address a range of issues that are integrally related to but broader than sexual harassment. Second, we are inclusive and intersectional; we will forcefully and consistently advocate for all women, particularly women of color, low-income workers, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other traditionally marginalized communities. With these commitments in mind, we have chosen to focus our initial efforts on the following core policy platform: 1. Preventing sexual harassment before it starts and protecting workers when it happens. 2. Removing barriers so that women have an equal opportunity for economic security and success, which means they are treated fairly and equitably at work and have the support they need on and off the job to work and care for their families. 3. Increasing women’s representation, power and dignity at work by, for example, increasing the number of women in corporate leadership positions.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

This event is sponsored by the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, the Title IX Working Group, and the Women of Color Collective.