Deputy Director Pronita Gupta
Pronita Gupta joined the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2014, and serves as the Deputy Director. At the Women’s Bureau, she works closely with the Director, senior managers and staff to advance and improve standards, practices and opportunities for women in the labor force.
Ms. Gupta previously served as the Senior Director of Programs for the philanthropic organization the Women Donors Network (WDN) where she was responsible for designing, planning and implementing WDN’s national and regional programs. Prior to working for WDN, she was the Research Director for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and worked to increase investments in AAPI communities.
Ms. Gupta has extensive experience in community and labor organizing. She served as the Research Director for SCOPE, a nationally recognized organizing and progressive movement building organization in Los Angeles, where she helped develop their health care jobs campaign. Before that, she was the Research Director for the Living Wage Campaign at the LA Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and focused on strengthening and expanding the city’s Living Wage Ordinance. Ms. Gupta has also served as the Executive Director of the progressive regional think tank the Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) and was the publisher of Southern Exposure magazine. Prior to ISS, she was the Legislative Director of the U.S. Student Association, the country’s oldest and largest student-led organization.
Ms. Gupta holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA in Government from Clark University.