Lena Solow joined CWA in 2016 as a Staff Representative for the private sector organizations represented by Local 1180. She has more than 10 years of experience working for nonprofit and advocacy organizations.
Lena worked as a fellow at The Hatcher Group, a progressive communications firm, and a
Communications associate at the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit focusing on women’s health and workplace fairness policy.
She also has extensive experience in youth development and comprehensive sexuality education, working at organizations such as the Sadie Nash Leadership Project in New York City, and the Young Women’s Leadership Project in Washington, D.C. Most recently she worked as the director of a youth led sexuality education program at WHEDco, a Bronx-based community development nonprofit. Her work at WHEDco earned her recognition as one of NPR’s 50 Great Educators. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where she majored in dance and received an award for outstanding commitment to health education. She also lead the historic efforts to unionize Babeland with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, and served as a spokesperson for the Babeland union in outlets including the New York Times and Autostraddle. When she’s not working at the Union, Lena writes on sexuality, gender, and labor for outlets such as Teen Vogue and Broadly.