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9to5 can provide comment from experts and working women across the country.  For information on low-wage working women’s issues, statistics or 9to5’s take on breaking news, call or email  Helen Cox at 404-432-5540 or Helen@9to5.org.

About Helen Kim Ho, National Executive Director of 9to5

Helen serves as the National Executive Director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women.  She is the first woman of color to lead the organization, joining its leadership team in 2017.  She leads the organization’s strategic planning, programming, and fundraising, as well as coordinates 9to5’s National Board of Directors.

Helen is a civil rights attorney, and the founder and former Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, the first Asian civil rights legal organization in the Southeast. Helen founded Advancing Justice – Atlanta in 2010 after successfully organizing Asian immigrant and refugee-led groups to speak out and take collective action against a proposed English-only driver license bill.

During her tenure, Helen formulated and led the organization’s public policy, legal education, community organizing, and leadership development work to further its goal of increasing the civic participation of Asian Americans in the South. She built Advancing Justice – Atlanta into one of the largest and most prominent immigrant civic engagement groups in the region, and took the group national through Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five of the oldest and largest AAPI civil rights groups in the U.S.

Previous to Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Helen worked as an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) among other nonprofits, and worked for six years as an attorney at large international law firms before moving into the public interest sector 12 years ago.