Elizabeth Gedmark joined A Better Balance in 2011. Since 2014, when the Southern Office, based in Nashville, TN, was launched, Elizabeth has leveraged the power of the law to help families in the South suffering from discrimination at work and to advance more family-friendly laws and policies. Elizabeth is a co-author of the book, Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace. She is also the author of an article published in the Clearinghouse Review, “Using Pregnancy Discrimination Claims to Fight Poverty.” Elizabeth has served on the New York City Bar Sex and Law Committee and IWPR’s Status of Women in the South Advisory Committee, and is currently serving on the Nashville Mayor’s Council on Gender Equity. She has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. cum laude from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. As a part of NYU Law’s Federal Defender Clinic, Elizabeth argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In law school, she interned with the ACLU of Tennessee and the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Special Litigation Unit. She was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.