Julie Kashen is a seasoned, action‐ oriented progressive policy and non-profit consultant with a strong track record of implementing successful legislative and management initiatives. She adeptly utilizes coalition building, leadership coaching and team management skills to drive change in the areas of work-family, economic mobility, social justice and women’s empowerment.
As Policy Director of the Make it Work campaign Julie developed and led the advocacy for a bold economic justice agenda. As a Fellow at The Century Foundation she researches and writes about economic justice issues. As Senior Vice President of Single Stop USA she helped a start-up national poverty-fighting nonprofit grow into an established entity, improving the economic security of tens of thousands of low-income families in the U.S.
Through her work as Deputy Director of Policy for Governor Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ), Julie led the successful initiative to enact Paid Family Leave in NJ and helped establish the Department of Children and Families.
of Make it Work
Senior Vice President
of Single Stop USA
Deputy Director of Policy
for Governor John S. Corzine (D-NJ)
to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
Julie spent four years prior as a policy advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), launching the national Paid Sick Leave movement by introducing the first paid sick leave legislation and building the national Healthy Families Act Coalition. She also led the Senator’s efforts to raise the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits, and preserve overtime protections.
Julie holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a B.A. with highest honors in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and is certified by the Coaches Training Institute. She was a 2013 Impact Center Women’s Leadership Fellow and an Adjunct Lecturer at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.