9to5 was founded in 1973 by clerical workers to respond to the inequities, unfairness, and outright harassment they were experiencing in the workplace. Women organized and joined together to demand better working conditions from their bosses, their companies and policymakers.

Today, 9to5 is fighting for true economic justice for those most harmed by centuries of racism and sexism: women and nonbinary people of color. Alongside our members, we fight for a world where working women of color, nonbinary people and our families can thrive on our own terms without worrying about economic hardships.


Celebrate 50 years of bold action, iconic moments, and what’s next by joining us at our event in Washington, D.C., making a donation, or becoming a sponsor.

9to5 is celebrating 50 years of making history – from new rights in the workplace, major policy wins at the local, state, and federal level, and a cultural impact spanning movies, books, and songs. Take a walk through our history at the link below!

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Host Committee

Danielle Atkinson*
Mothering Justice

Ellen Bravo
co-founder, Family Values @ Work; former Executive Director of 9to5 

Ellen Cassedy
9to5 Co-founder, author of “Working 9 to 5”

Noreen Farrell
Equal Rights Advocates

Mary Ignatius*
Parent Voices

Minsun Ji*
Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center; The Drivers Cooperative

Josie Kalipeni*
Family Values @ Work

Sarah McKenzie*
Solidarity Center

Linda Meric
Former Executive Director of 9to5

Oriaku Njoku
National Network of Abortion Funds

Karen Nussbaum
9to5 co-founder; Founding Director, Working America

Monica Ramirez
Justice for Migrant Women

Erika Washington*
Make It Work Nevada

Isha Weerasinghe*
Center on Law and Social Policy

Miriam W. Yeung
Miriam Yeung Consulting

*Member, 9to5 Board of Directors

A very special thank you to our Champion Sponsor!

Changemaker Sponsors

Community Leader Sponsors

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