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June Zeitlin  

Areas of Environmental Action:

Law, Poverty 

Summary of Achievements:

June Zeitlin is the Executive Director of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), an international women’s rights advocacy organization. WEDO seeks to empower women as decision makers to achieve economic, social and gender justice, a healthy, peaceful planet and human rights for all.

June Zeitlin joined the Women’s Environment and Development Organization as the Executive Director in 1999. She has extensive experience as a women’s rights lawyer, social policy advocate and in intergovernmental relations.

She worked at the Ford Foundation for over a decade as the Director of the Governance and Civil Society Program, Director of the Gender and Institutional Change Project, Deputy Director of the Rights and Social Justice Program and Program Officer for Women’s Rights.

Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Ms. Zeitlin worked for New York City’s Office of Management and Budget and the Human Resources Administration in intergovernmental relations. She also spent time working in Washington, DC first as a legislative assistant for former Congresswoman and WEDO co-founder Bella Abzug.

She then held positions in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare serving as the director of the newly created Office on Domestic Violence and prior to that as a Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the Department.

She also worked as a lawyer with the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, DC and earlier in her career with Bedford-Stuyvesant Legal Services in Brooklyn, New York. She has a JD from New York University School of Law and a BA from the University of Rochester.


June Zeitlin
355 Lexington Ave., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10017
United States of America

Email: June@wedo.org
Website: http://www.wedo.org