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Marilyn Watkins

Policy Director, Economic Opportunity Institute
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Marilyn Watkins

Marilyn Watkins is Policy Director at the Economic Opportunity Institute, a Washington State-based nonprofit policy center dedicated to building an economy that works for everyone. Her research and advocacy focus on workplace policies and public investments that promote gender, racial, and income equality. She spearheaded legislative victories for paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, and gender equity. On the national stage, she advises policy development and is a frequent speaker on equitable access to benefits and family economic security. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Health Services at the University of Washington and serves on Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Advisory Committee and Seattle’s Labor Standards Advisory Commission.

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I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


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