Our Founders

ERA Founders

With 45 years of defending gender rights, we honor the vision of our founding sisters.

From an idea in a women’s lounge at Boalt Hall, these women built a fierce public interest nonprofit practice to fight gender discrimination in the workplace and in education.

The Hon. Nancy Davis, Wendy Williams, Mary Dunlap, and Joan Graff were fierce Berkeley Law alumni who came together to push gender equity forward through the law. They drew inspiration from many mentors, including Berkeley Law Professor Herma Hill Kay (1934 – 2017) and Stanford Law Professor Barbara Babcock (1931-2020), who helped develop ERA’s early legal work combatting sex discrimination at work and school.

Professor Barbara Babcock passed away earlier this year and we honor her tremendous life and legacy.

Make a gift to the Barbara Babcock NextGen Fund.

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The First 100 Days

We're calling on the Biden-Harris Administration to take 20 executive actions to support essential workers, women of color, and families in their first 100 days in the White House. Read our recommendations & sign our petition.

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Legal Advice & Resources / Consejos y Recursos legales

Know Your Rights

Learn what your rights are so you can navigate your situation and make the best decision for you.

Your Rights at Work
Your Rights at School

Contact Us

We may be able to provide free legal help for the following issues at school: gender and LGBTQI+ discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and pregnancy or parenting discrimination.

Workplace issues: Unfortunately we are unable to accept any new employment-related inquiries at this time.

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We have trained legal advocates and lawyers on staff to guide you through your legal issue.

We're helping women, families, workers & students navigate COVID-19

Conozca Sus Derechos

Aprende sus derechos para que puedas navegar su situación y tomar la mejor decisión para ti.

Sus Derechos en el Trabajo


Posiblemente, podemos proveer ayuda legal gratuita por los siguientes problemas en o la escuela: discriminación basado en el género o por estatus LGBTQI+, acoso sexual, asalto sexual, y discriminación basado en el embarazo o por ser padre/madre.


Nuestro servicio de asesoramiento por teléfono está cerrado por ahora

En este momento, no estamos recibiendo solicitudes dejadas por un recado de teléfono. Sin embargo, usted puede someter una solicitud para una consulta por la manera de hacer clic en el link "Educación."