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Cecilia Belser-Patton

  • Senior Program Director - WILL Empower, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO)
Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520

Cecilia (she/her/hers) is the Senior Program Director for the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization at Rutgers University and the Co-Director for WILL Empower Womxn's Leadership Cohorts at CIWO.  She is responsible for program management of open enrollment and custom programs, from pre-program planning and communication through the graduation or program completion.  Cecilia is an organizer and a labor policy and has been instrumental in intersectional analysis of campaigns in a variety of labor and political sectors; she is passionate about womxn's leadership development, REDI/JEDI (Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion/Justice, Diversity, Inclusion) intersectionality in worker movements and building collectives and coalitions that center the most marginalized. She is an inaugural member of the WILL Empower Emerging Leaders Cohort, and is deeply committed to its' work, where she continues to be energized and inspired by the intentional collective and community ecosystem of CIWO, fueled by its' commitment to emerging, authentic and transformative leadership in justice movements.