Rachel Thomas

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Rachel Thomas "is the Manager for Privacy and Government Affairs at The McGraw-Hill Companies in Washington, DC. In this role, she serves as the front-line compliance officer for the corporation on matters of customer privacy. She also advocates on behalf of the corporation before legislative and regulatory bodies on privacy issues and works to shape federal, state and international regulation and legislation on related issues. Previously, Rachel managed the corporation's global Women's Initiative for Networking and Success (WINS) and its multiple employee mentoring programs, serving as an internal consultant to the grass-roots infrastructure of WINS Regional Networks on four continents and partnering with leaders throughout the company to launch career development programs targeting young women. Prior to joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, Rachel was Director of Programs and Projects for the Women Faculty Forum (WFF) at Yale University, where she developed and expanded programs designed to promote gender equity and gendered research, advancing WFF advocacy on issues of mentoring, affordable childcare, and other matters of faculty development and work/life balance. From 2004 to 2007, she served as Board Member and then Development Chair of The Rosie Fund, Connecticut’s only private abortion fund. In anticipation of the 2004 March for Women's Lives, she founded the New Haven Coalition for Reproductive Rights to engage area residents in the March and local pro-choice activities and also worked closelith Planned Parenthood of Connecticut’s “Roaring Twenties” to educate and encourage twenty-something women to take action in protecting their reproductive rights. She has also served on the Ivy Council Board of Governors since 2002. Rachel earned a BA degree in Humanities from Yale University in 2002" [1]

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  1. Directors, Choice USA, accessed May 14, 2010.