Former Obama Staffer Jocelyn Frye Gives Workplace Sexual Harassment Talk

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Jocelyn Frye

As part of its recognition of Sexual Harassment Days, Nassau Community College is honored to present Jocelyn Frye—former director of policy for First Lady Michelle Obama and former deputy assistant to President Barack Obama—who will discuss “Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Beyond the Rich and Famous” on Monday, March 12, at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. in Room 252-253 of the College Center Building.

Jocelyn Frye is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress where she helps lead policy development for the Women’s Initiative, focusing on a wide range of women’s economic security issues, such as employment issues, work-family conflicts, pay equity, equal employment opportunity and women’s leadership.

Prior to joining American Progress, Frye served for four years as deputy assistant to former President Barack Obama and director of policy and special projects for former First Lady Michelle Obama, where she oversaw the broad issue portfolio of the First Lady, with a particular focus on women, families, and engagement with the greater DC community. Her responsibilities included working on Michelle Obama’s two signature initiatives, combating childhood obesity and supporting military families. She also managed the young women’s component of the White House Leadership and Mentoring Initiative, a program connecting selected local high school students with current and former White House staff as mentors, and providing students with a mix of career exploration, college preparation and educational opportunities.

Before joining the Obama administration, Frye served as general counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she concentrated on employment and gender discrimination issues.

Frye received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Harvard Law School. She and her husband reside in Washington, DC.

For more information about “Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Beyond the Rich and Famous,” which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516-572-7148.

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