Rakeen Mabud is the Managing Director of Policy and Research and Chief Economist at the Groundwork Collaborative. Rakeen is an expert on economic inequality and the 21st century workplace, with a particular focus on how structural factors such as racism and sexism perpetuate inequities.
Most recently, Rakeen was the Senior Director of Research and Strategy at TIME’S UP Foundation, where she spearheaded the organization’s signature Time’s Up, Measure Up initiative. Prior to TIME’S UP, Rakeen was a Fellow and the Director of 21st Century Economy and Economic Inclusion Programs at the Roosevelt Institute, where she wrote about how structural inequities interact with the distribution of power in the economy. Rakeen also served in the Obama administration in the Office of Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rakeen’s writing has been published in The Guardian, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Morning Consult, The Hill and Ms. Magazine, among other outlets.
Rakeen holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, and received her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College. She grew up in Maryland and currently resides in New York City.
The Center for Advancing Racial Equity and Job Quality in Long-Term Care (The Center for Equity) is a national hub for developing innovative workforce policy and fostering narrative change in long-term care (LTC). Our work centers the majority Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) women and immigrant caregiving workforce and confronts the links between systemic racial and gender inequities and poor job quality. We unite diverse stakeholders in service of building the equitable caregiving infrastructure our nation needs.
The Center for Equity is an initiative of the Healthcare Career Advancement Program (H-CAP), a national labor/management organization which works with employers, unions and workers to raise standards across the healthcare industry. The initiative is generously funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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