Carol Joyner, Director, Labor Project for Working Families

Carol Joyner is the Director for the Labor Project for Working Families (LPWF), in partnership with Family Values @ Work. Founded in 1992, LPWF works to address the policy and programmatic solutions for improving workplace standards, including paid sick days, family leave insurance and workplace flexibility. In her capacity as director, Carol fosters collaboration between labor organizations, workers, advocates and other stakeholders to improve the lives of working families.

Prior to the LPWF work, Carol provided consultation on work, family and Trust Fund administration issues. A longtime labor leader, Carol is the founding Director of the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Fund, as well as and past President of the Child Care Corporation, a labor-management benefit fund by the 1199 Health and Human Service Employees Union and 400 Health Care Employers in New York State.

Ms. Joyner is the recipient of work and family achievement awards including the Alliance of Work Life Professionals’ Innovative Program Award; the LPWF Annual Award; and the NBCDI, NY Bridge Builders’ Award. She has sat on the National Advisory Board for the Labor Project for Working Families and FV@W, and is a founding partner of the Work and Family Strategy Council. Currently, she is a member of the Black Women’s Roundtable. She has appeared in the media on issues affecting working families, and frequently contributes to online publications such as The Huffington Post. She lives in Washington, DC with her family.

Suzette Gardner, Digital Director, Labor Project for Working Families
Digital Strategy. Network Digital Capacity Building. Advocacy.Engagement. Fundraising.

Suzette maximizes our digital efforts to support on-the-ground initiatives nationwide. She manages all online communications efforts, including mobilization and fundraising email programs, social media engagement and online partnerships with other groups in the space. Suzette is a digital media and engagement professional with 10+ years experience and have worked with small and large organizations/companies including AARP, George Washington University and Beaconfire Consulting.

Suzette enjoys time with friends and family, dreaming up new StartUps, live music, design and travel.

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