Director of the CEDAW Education Project
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
June Zeitlin has been a leader on women’s issues for more than thirty years with extensive international and US public policy experience. June currently serves as the Director of the CEDAW Education Project at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Previously, June served as Executive Director of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) where she worked with women’s groups around the world and helped lead a successful global campaign for a new, stronger UN women’s agency (UN Women) as well as gain international recognition of the gender dimensions of climate change. Before joining WEDO, June worked for more than a decade at the Ford Foundation, where she directed programs in women’s rights, social justice and democracy and governance, making grants in the United States and worldwide.
Ms. Zeitlin’s past positions also include working for the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, where she served as the director of the newly created Office on Domestic Violence, as well as positions in intergovernmental relations with the City of New York. She has a JD from New York University Law School and a BA from the University of Rochester.