Carol Robles-Román

President and CEO, Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund

Carol is the CEO of a renowned national civil rights organization that LEADSLitigates, Educates, Advocates and Defends on behalf of gender equality and justice, including human trafficking, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual assault.

She co-chairs the New York City Council Young Women’s Initiative Advisory Council, and is a 2015 Ford Foundation Public Voices Fellow and a Vital Voices Global Ambassador, which connects global women leaders with women executives.

Carol was Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs and Counsel to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for 12 years. She led 13 agencies, and spearheaded public-private partnerships in judicial administration, domestic violence, enforcement of anti-discrimination laws and human trafficking. She led the city's efforts to combat domestic violence and human trafficking by creating Family Justice Centers and the Let’s Call an End to Human Trafficking citywide initiative.