MomsRising.org Names New Deputy Director
September 9, 2013
Women’s Rights Advocate, Stanford Resident to Help Lead National Moms’ Advocacy Group
MomsRising.org, the national online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today announced that Donna Norton, a longtime advocate for women’s equality and women’s rights, will serve as the organization’s deputy director.
Norton, who lives in Stanford, California, is a founding member of MomsRising.org and has served as the organization’s chief policy and programs officer. She has provided leadership on numerous winning campaigns for MomsRising.org, including the effort to get passage of the Affordable Care Act, improving nutritional standards for school meals and snacks, and pressuring major retailers to remove baby bottles with BPA from their shelves.
“Donna’s commitment to MomsRising and her contributions to improving family economic security are truly inspiring,” said MomsRising.org Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “She has been instrumental in building MomsRising into the powerhouse that we are today and we are excited to expand her role in leading the organization.”
Prior to joining MomsRising.org, Norton was senior counsel for the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings, managing the Center’s National Science Foundation-funded project to advance women in science, technology, engineering and math. She also directed the National Workplace Resource Center on Domestic Violence for Futures Without Violence. She holds a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Stanford University.