Mónica Ramírez

Mónica Ramírez is the daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers.  Her parents inspired her to become involved with social causes and public service. Mónica has dedicated her career as an attorney and advocate to ending gender based violence in the workplace and achieving gender equity. She has been specifically engaged in direct service and advocacy on behalf of farmworkers, Latinas and immigrant women. Mónica also has a long history promoting women’s leadership and political power, including leading LatinasRepresent, the only national non-partisan initiative focused on increasing Latina representation and participation in public leadership positions. She is the founder of several major initiatives and projects, including Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mónica has received numerous awards for her work and has been featured in national and international media.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas) and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH). Mónica holds a Juris Doctorate from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago. Mónica resides in Montgomery County, Maryland with her husband and her son. In October 2017, she was confirmed to serve as a Commissioner for the Montgomery County Commission for Women. Mónica is the Deputy Director for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and the Director of LatinasRepresent for the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA).