Co-President & CEO, ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality
Carol Robles-Román is the Co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality where she leads national efforts to advocate and educate to ensure constitutional equality for women in the United States.
The ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality are sister organizations that for passage and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and for greater public understanding of the need for comprehensive, fair and equal treatment of women and girls under the law. Her work was recently profiled in the Guardian in its series on top women leaders.
Carol was formerly President and CEO, Legal Momentum - The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund Legal Momentum, the country’s oldest women’s civil rights organization. LM litigates, educates and advocates around gender discrimination and personal safety.She is featured in the recent documentary about efforts to eradicate the sexual exploitation of girls in “I am Jane Doe.”
She is on the National Organization for Women Advisory Board, the Women’s Forum of NY and former member of the Board and Executive Committee of the City University of New York. Her recognitions include the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence 2017 Award, the National Women’s Political Caucus 2015 Women of Courage Award, the SmartCEO 2014 Brava Award, and designation as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business Magazine.
As Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs and Counsel to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for 12 years, she 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. As a top executive for the NYS judiciary, she served as its first Special Inspector General for Bias Matters appointed by Chief Judge Judith Kaye and later as Special Counsel to the chief administrative judge.
Carol holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a B.A. from Fordham University at Lincoln Center.