Sherry Leiwant (she/her) co-founded and is co-president of A Better Balance (ABB), a legal advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure workers can care for their families without risking their economic security.
Sherry works on campaigns to enact laws guaranteeing paid sick time, paid family leave and fair scheduling, drafting almost all of the 46 paid sick time laws enacted in the U.S. (including both the New York City and New York State paid sick time laws), paid family leave laws in 11 states including New York and scheduling laws helping fast food workers and retail workers in New York City. ABB also has a clinic hotline that helps many callers who are having problems accessing their rights. Sherry previously ran the Women's Poverty Project at NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDEF) and prior to that was a senior staff attorney at the Welfare Law center.
She is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School. She has served on the boards of Bank Street College and Basic Trust Infant and Toddler Center.