Youth, Jobs and the Future
    • About:

      Grace Protos is the Regional Administrator for several regions of the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau. In her role at the Women’s Bureau, Grace designs and oversees the implementation of policy, research and projects devoted exclusively to promoting the advancement of working women. Her role also includes developing organizational channels for Women’s Bureau resources and partnership opportunities with companies, community-based organizations and state and local governments. In her capacity as Regional Administrator, she represents the interests of several million working women across several geographic regions covering 20 states and territories. She is responsible for contracts, programs and activities of the bureau in these regions. Before joining the Women’s Bureau, Grace was a senior vice president at MacKenzie Partners, Inc., a corporate advisory services firm, where she worked on corporate mergers, acquisitions and stakeholder identification and communications for clients who were Fortune 500 companies. Grace has a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University with a focus on women’s issues and the world of work.