Ruth is Senior Vice President & Chief Workplace Justice Officer at MomsRising. In this role, Ruth leads MomsRising’s campaigns on workplace issues such as paid family and medical leave, equal pay, earned sick time, minimum wage, pregnant worker accommodations, the future of work and more. Ruth also leads state-capacity building programs at MomsRising. Before joining MomsRising, Ruth worked at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she led a campaign to increase the public affairs capacity of affiliates, as well as at the Women’s Campaign Fund where she established and led new initiatives including “Appoint Her,” a campaign encouraging women to seek appointed office. Ruth started her career in non-profit advocacy at People For the American Way where she focused on state policy and grassroots advocacy with an emphasis on election reform issues. Ruth serves on the board of directors for the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women and is a former appointee of the Montgomery County Maryland Human Rights Commission, which works to eliminate discrimination, prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry in housing, recreation, education, health, employment, and public accommodation. She is a Girl Scout Leader and a recreational triathlon enthusiast. She lives with her husband, two daughters, dog and cat in Silver Spring, Maryland, but was born and raised in rural WV and believes that pepperoni rolls are the world’s best food.
What's the best advice you ever got from your mom?
“Don't skimp on bras and shoes. In other words, strong foundations are important. :)”