Women's Committee

In Support of its Mission, the National Women’s Committee:

  • Encourages Locals to establish an active committee.
  • Creates programs and strategies to assist Local committees in starting and maintaining programs which are active in their local and community.
  • Educates on health, economic and social issues that affect women.
  • Encourages and supports women in fighting at the local, state and national level for legislation designed to improve the status of working women and their families.
  • Promotes and encourages women to run for elected public office and support candidates.
  • Support efforts to recruit and train women organizers in CWA’s effort to organize women.
  • Strives continuously to educate women on the labor movement while encouraging their involvement at all levels.



National Women's Committe Members


District 1
Maureen Sydnor,
CWA Local 1105

District 2-13
Shannon Opfer, Executive Vice President
CWA Local 21007

District 3
Esther Pond, District 3 Representative
CWA Local 3806

District 4
Grace Catania, Unit Chair
TNG-CWA Local 34071

District 6
Susan Stoll, Secretary-Treasurer
CWA Local 6009

District 7
Lisa Hicks, President*
CWA Local 7500

* Women's Committee Chair



District 9
Pandy Allen, Secretary-Treasurer
Local 9003

Sherrie Thompson, MEC VP
Frontier - Local 27071

CWA Headquarters
Jessica Newman, Staff Rep
CWA Human Rights Department

Vicky Hurley
IUE-CWA Local 82161

Janet Moore, President
TNG-CWA Local 37002

View the  District Women's Coordinators