Maya Raghu is the Deputy Director of Policy at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. As a member of the agency’s senior leadership team, she advises the Director on the development and implementation of strategies, regulations, policies and programs to further the agency’s mission, and represents the interests of OFCCP with other agencies within the Department, the federal government, and with stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Ms. Raghu served as the Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, where she developed and coordinated priorities and strategies for NWLC’s workplace gender equality efforts, with a focus on low paid workers. She led federal legislative and regulatory initiatives and advocacy, stakeholder engagement, engaged in narrative shift and culture change efforts, and impact litigation and amicus briefs on a range of workplace gender equality and economic security issues including pay equity, harassment, and civil rights enforcement. Prior to joining NWLC, Ms. Raghu was a senior attorney at Futures Without Violence and at Legal Momentum. She was also previously an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a law clerk to the Hon. Vanessa D. Gilmore of the Southern District of Texas. Ms. Raghu is a graduate of Trinity University and Georgetown University Law Center. She has appeared in a number of media outlets, including PBS Newshour, NPR, CNN, and The New York Times.