Project Manager, Equality Works Program
Françoise Jacobsohn is the Project Manager for Equality Works, Legal Momentum's economic security program focusing on expanding women's participation in high-paying, non-traditional employment. Françoise has been working in women's rights and community building for more than twenty years both in Europe and in the United States. A former president of NOW-NYC, her work immediately prior to Legal Momentum included working on an institutional and community-building project for public education in Upper Manhattan. She served as a member of the New York City Mayor's Commission on Construction Opportunity, established in March 2005 to ensure that women and minorities gain access to work in the construction trades. She was appointed to the NYC Department of Education’s CTE Advisory Council in 2009, and serves as Vice Chair of the Council. Françoise has taught a class on "Women, the Law and Public Opinion" for France's Political Science Institute, worked for a European nonprofit focused on violence against women at the workplace, and helped to set up one of the early battered women's shelters in New Jersey in the late ‘70s. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.